Saturday, May 05, 2007

National Post Katrina College Summit: University of Michigan Roosevelt Institution

The University of Michigan Roosevelt Institution is proud at the overwhelming success of the Roosevelt Relief: Hurricane Katrina College Summit.

With an event each night for the week of April 9-14, the Summit was very well received by the Michigan campus and Ann Arbor community. The first two nights had a good turn out for the showing of the Spike Lee documentary, "When the Levees Broke".

On Tuesday, April 10th, Lt. General Russel Honoré gave a phenomenal keynote address to a packed room of students, faculty and area neighbors. His presentation and subsequent question and answer session were inspirational and informational.
(Lt. General Russel Honoré during his keynote address at the University of Michigan Summit)

(Lt. General Russel Honoré receiving special recognition from the University of Michigan Center on Afro-American and African Studies.)

Then, the Roosevelt Relief Policy Publication was officially launched to the campus during the Policy Challenge featuring a distinguished panel including Representative Alma Smith, Professor John Chamberlin and Peace Corps advocate Nathan Rothstein.

(Co-Presidents Hilary Doe (left) and Stephanie Somerman (right) at the Policy Challenge with the panelists: Representative Alma Smith (left), Professor John Chamberlin (middle) and Nathan Rothstein (right))

Finally, the week ended with two different fundraising events; in the end the Roosevelt Institution raised over $700 in t-shirt sales and fundraising events. Overall, the Summit was a huge achievement and the University of Michigan Roosevelt Institution is excited to have participated in the event.
(Roosevelt members and Michigan students at the Policy Challenge.)

(Michigan Roosevelt member Jon Hill collecting signatures in the Diag.)

Stephanie Somerman
University of Michigan Roosevelt Institution


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