Sleep Out: Wednesday,
November 14, 2007
~ CU Boulder ~
Hamline University ~
~ Loyola, LA ~
Northeastern University ~
Sarah Lawrence ~ Simmons College
~ SJSU ~
Stony Brook University ~
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
~ Willamette University ~
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Students, faculty, and staff
at colleges throughout the country are invited
to participate in the "National Campus Sleep
Out: A New Deal for the Gulf Coast." This Campus
Sleep Out will take place on the evening of
Wednesday, November 14 and the morning of
Thursday, November 15 on college campuses
throughout the nation.
Please blast this email to all of your friends
connected to universities, and ask them to sign
up their college at
Also, check out our amazing
flier! (at left).
In the evening of November 14, students, Katrina
survivors, faculty, and community members will
gather in the center of our campus to watch
movies, hear speakers, listen to spoken word,
and take other creative actions to support a New
Deal for the Gulf Coast. As part of the Sleep
Out, people should bring tents, sleeping bags,
and banners, to the campus area where students
will be sleeping.
The goal of the event is to highlight the crisis
in the Gulf, and to focus on the solution--the
Gulf Coast Civic Works Project (GCCWP).
The GCCWP will solve three critical needs in the
1. Provide 100,000 living wage jobs for
2. Rebuild public infrastructure (hospitals,
schools, and housing),
3. Allow residents to return home.
Our demand is for the federal action, either
through congressional legislation or an
executive order, which is how President
Roosevelt created the public work projects
(e.g., the Works Progress Administration and
Civilian Conservation Corps) in the first New
The students, Katrina survivors, and faculty
involved look forward to working together with
your campus to bring a New Deal for the Gulf
Sign up you college now for the National Campus
Class pf 2008
SJSU Chapter President
SJSU Professor, SJSU
More to come...
In the mean time,
for Public Speaking: Choose:
or low bandwidth
and listen to the media coverage
on the home page.
In order to stay connected to what is happening, please join our
Put 100,000 Gulf Coast residents to work rebuilding!
Call congress and tell them to support the creation of the Gulf Coast Civic Works
legislation. They are busy this January, so help the Gulf
Coast to stay on their radar.