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During the conference -- scheduled to run from October 18 to October 21 -- there will be several workshops for both representatives from other colleges and University students, according to Claudia Horwitz, assistant director of the conference. Conference Coordinator Phillip Wider said this week that the NSCAHH is an outgrowth of the USA Africa organization and has been in existence since 1984. Although this is only the fourth conference, the national network of students has raised over $150,000 for poverty relief. Wider added that the conference workshops should provide a forum for students to exchange ideas on how to fight homelessness and hunger. The conference will kick-off Thursday evening with a keynote speech by Marian Wright Edelman of the Children's Defense Fund. Various workshops and discussion groups on public housing, substance abuse, discrimination, and student activism will be held throughout the weekend. Horwitz and Wider said that all University students are encouraged to attend at least some of the workshops during the weekend which will be free to all students. -- Damon Chetson

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