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CSU-Fullerton Contact
Please contact us if you would like to join the planning team. 
We welcome you energy & ideas!

-- Lezlee and Tiana

Co-Sponsors:
CSUF Department of Afro-Ethnic Studies,
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority,
African American Resource Center,
College of Humanities & Social Sciences



Dr. Lezlee Hinesmon-Matthews, Afro-Ethnic Studies Department, CSUF Summit Leader
Email: lhinesmon-matthews@fullerton.edu or Phone: (714) 278-2490

Tiana Coleman, CSUF Summit Organizer
Email: tdc49785@hotmail.com

 

Summit Ideas

Spoken word/Music

Tables for petitions

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

 Request a GCCWP DVD: Community Television Interview & Kevin and Kwame's documentary

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

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

 


We invite you to join the Post-Katrina College Summit at California State University at Fullerton.  Help us refocus the nation on Katrina rebuilding! 

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.

Goals: Raise awareness about the ongoing need for relief and jobs in the Gulf Coast and collect signatures for the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project

Sunday, April 8th

8am – 1:30pm

CSUF-Led Petition Drive with Faith Community

Petition Drive: "Going to Church" event to collect petition signatures from congregants at Friendship Baptist Church of Yorba Linda, CA.

Monday, April 9th

11am-2pm

 

 

CSUF Blood Drive and Petition Drive

Blood Drive (Location: Pollak Library Entrance [west side]): Partner with Red Cross for blood/blood marrow drive to benefit future disaster victims and others.

Petition Drive: Collect petition signatures from campus community (Location: The Quad); Chalk writing about Summit (focus writing/art on Gulf Coast Civic Works project)

Tuesday, April 10th

11:30am – 1:30pm

 



7pm – 8pm

CSUF Memorial Service, Guest Speaker, and Petition Drive

Memorial Service (Assemble at Humanities Building [west side]): Second Line March/Processional across campus wearing white tops and black bottoms accompanied by trumpet player; Return to Humanities classroom where poster(s) with names of the dead and photos of survivors are displayed. Moment of silence and marathon reading of names of the dead.

Guest Speaker (Location: Humanities-112): Member of instructor Jessica Grimes’ (Sociology Department) Group who traveled to Gulf Coast for Spring Break

Petition Drive (Location: The Quad): Collect signatures from campus community at both events; Chalk writing about Summit.

 

Wednesday, April 11th

12pm – 2pm 

6pm-10pm

 

 

CSUF Movie Day/Night and Petition Drive

Day Screening: “When the Levees Broke” (Act I) in African American Resource Center (Humanities-222C)

Night Screening: “When the Levees Broke” (Acts I-IV) in Humanities-112

Petition Drive (Location: The Quad): Collect signatures from campus community at both events; Chalk writing about Summit.

 

Thursday, April 12th

7pm-9pm

CSUF Fundraiser and Petition Drive 

Fundraiser (Location: Becker Amphitheater): Food and beverages sold to benefit Natasha McPherson, CSUF alumna and Emory University doctoral student who lives in the New Orleans area while she completes her fieldwork for a dissertation on the history of Creole women. Proceeds will pay Natasha’s rent for a month.  Event held in conjunction with anniversary of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority. Carnival atmosphere with music by a D.J.

Petition Drive (Location: The Quad): Collect signatures from campus community; Chalk writing about Summit.

 

Friday, April 13th

11am-1pm

CSUF Petition Drive

Petition Drive (Location: The Quad): Collect signatures from campus community; Chalk writing about Summit.

 

The Gulf Coast is not forgotten!
 

 



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