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Organizations
 Hosting a Summit
 
 

Berea College
Debra bulluckd AT berea.edu

California Institute of Integral Studies Lesa lguilian AT ciis.edu
Click Here for Chapter Web Site

California State University at Fullerton Lezlee  lhinesmon-matthews AT fullerton.edu
Click Here for Chapter Web Site

Columbia University Candice cbw2105 AT columbia.edu

Endicott College
Hilary hdouglas AT endicott.edu
Click Here for Chapter Web Site

Hamline University Katrina Response Network Lurelia lfreeman03 AT hamline.edu

Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Dr. Bauder bauder AT hws.edu

Howard University
Itohan howardamnestyinternational AT yahoo.com

Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
Phillip jpgreene AT iupui.edu

Lafayette College
Bonnie winfielb AT lafayette.edu

Linfield College
Jess jewilson AT linfield.edu 

Louisiana State University, Center for Community Engagement Learning and Leadership (CCELL)
Tiffany tmuse AT lsu.edu

Metropolitan State University
Justin
charitybike AT yahoo.com

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College  James
GCCWP2007 AT aol.com
Click Here for Chapter Web Site

Moravian College
Amelia 
stellaramelia AT gmail.com

New York University
Fred fred.wong AT nyu.edu

Nicholls State University
Dean Judy Daniels judy.daniels AT nicholls.edu

North Carolina State University
Melusian  funkdame AT yahoo.com

Northeastern University
Caylin cheney.c AT neu.edu

Princeton University
Lauren lbarthol AT princeton.edu


Saint Mary's College of California
Meghan & Julie 
mcl2@stmarys-ca.edu

San Diego State University
Dr. Starck tstarck AT mail.sdsu.edu

San Jose State University
Victoria vchavez63 AT yahoo.com
Click Here for Chapter Web Site

Sequoia High School
Joan jfiser AT seq.org

South Dakota State University
Erin
erin.bofenkamp AT sdstate.edu

SUNY - Stony Brook
Simone C simonette815 AT gmail.com
Click Here for Chapter Web Site

Stanford University
Jeff  
jlmendel AT stanford.edu

Tulane University
Lauren:  gccivicworks@gmail.com

Tusculum College
Robin rfife AT tusculum.edu

Union Theological Seminary
The Poverty Initiative

Charon poverty AT uts.columbia.edu

University of California, Berkeley  Alice magnolia.katrina AT gmail.com

University of Massachusetts at
Amherst
  Daphne daphg1234 AT yahoo.com

University of Michigan
Stephanie somerste AT umich.edu

University of Nevada, Reno
Penny
pennypritchard2004 AT yahoo.com

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Mary smallm AT email.unc.edu

University of Ottawa
Professor Nicholas nngafook AT uottawa.ca

University of Pennsylvania
Steve sad AT seas.upenn.edu

University of South Florida Lakeland
Professor Lloyd jlloyd AT lakeland.usf.edu
Click Here for Chapter Web Site

University of Southern Mississippi
Teresa. Chapter Site: www.usm.edu/katrina

University of Tennessee
Emily egiles AT utk.edu

Warren Wilson College

Janet  jjones00 AT warren-wilson.edu


Whittier College

Shikana sporter AT whittier.edu

Xavier University
Shante: gccivicworks@gmail.com

 
   

 

 

 

Policy Publication of the University of Michigan Roosevelt Institution [pdf]
Summit Radio Coverage: Listen to "Against the Grain" Interview [mp3.click here]

Berea College
CIIS - California Institute of Integral Studies California State University at Fullerton  Columbia University Endicott College Hamline University Katrina Response Network Hobart & William Smith Colleges Howard University   Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis Lafayette College Linfield College Louisiana State University, Center for Community Engagement Learning and Leadership (CCELL) Metropolitan State University Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Moravian College New York University   Nicholls State University North Carolina State University   Northeastern University   Princeton University San Diego State University San Jose State University Sequoia High School   Saint Mary's College of California South Dakota State University SUNY - Stony Brook Stanford University Tulane University Tusculum College Union Theological Seminary University of California, Berkeley University of Massachusetts at Amherst   University of Michigan University of Nevada, Reno University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of Pennsylvania University of Ottawa  University of South Florida Lakeland University of Southern Mississippi University of Tennessee Warren Wilson College Whittier College Xavier University

Summit Resources

Sample Agendas [pdf]
Informational Flyer
(Generic) [pdf]
College Summit Flyer (Generic) [pdf]
[
How to localize the above flyers:
Option 1)  import the document into Word & place the text over the box. OR  Option 2) first print the document, then type text on a separate paper & glue-stick it onto the flyer.]
Buy the Tee-Shirt [click here]
BANNER for READING of the KATRINA NAMES [download];
    Instructions for printing [download]
Email Congress today: click here
Gather Petition Signatures [download] - return once complete & we'll hand deliver to Congress
Policy Publication of the University of Michigan Roosevelt Institution [pdf]
Study Columbia's "On The Edge – The Louisiana Child & Family Health Study" [pdf]

During April 9 - 14, 2007, colleges across the country held simultaneous events to discuss post-Katrina social conditions and to support to the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project. 

The Gulf Coast Civic Works Project is the national effort to develop federal legislation to create 100,000 jobs for Gulf Coast residents to rebuild their communities. 
Email Congress today: click hereAlso, you can sign the Petition on-line: click here.

Host campuses showed Spike Lee's video "When the Levees Broke," held panel for faculty members, or had students speak who has visited the Gulf Coast. Sampling of events:

One of the most powerful visual summit ideas to emerge, is that for colleges to develop a "Camp Katrina" on their campuses.  A Camp Katrina was a simple chalk outline of an 8 by 30 ft trailer.  The goal of Camp Katrina is to dramatize the living conditions in which over 200,000 people are still living a year and one-half after Katrina.   

We have already had several major victories Missouri Legislator Representative Jeanette Mott Oxford introduced a resolution in support of the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project and Congressman Bennie Thompson, Chair of Homeland Security, cited our work and said that one of his three goals for the committee is a WPA-like proposal to rebuild the Gulf Coast.

We hope you decide to be a part of this historic movement.  Stand in solidarity with the Gulf Coast - organize a Chapter on your campus - and demand that Congress create the Gulf Coast Civic Works Act.

The Gulf Coast is not forgotten!

Summit Ideas

Download: Sample Agendas [pdf]

Spoken word/Music

Tables for petitions

HOME WEEK - Congress members will be in their home districts this week: invite them to attend your summit!

Invite speakers (professors who focus on the Gulf Coast or poverty/racism, students that have gone to the Gulf Coast to rebuild, labor and religious leaders)

Invite a displaced person from your community to speak

Show Spike Lee's "When the Levees Broke"

Organize an Art/Photo Show about the Gulf Coast

 Study University of Michigan's Roosevelt Relief Policy Publication [pdf coming]

 Study Columbia's "On The Edge – The Louisiana Child & Family Health Study [pdf]


 

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"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." 
--Howard Thurman



Gulf Coast Civic Works Project 2006 - 2007