San Jose State University sets up tent city

SAN JOSE, CA

The students are responding to ongoing home foreclosures and unemployment rates by replicating tent cities that pop up all over the nation. They're trying to grab the attention of the federal government, paying particular attention to the Gulf Coast and New Orleans.

Each tent will be sponsored by a community or student organization and have a prepared statement describing their own definition of poverty and homelessness.

Students will start setting up the tents at 8 a.m. with speakers around 6 p.m. and break them down on Friday at 10 a.m.

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