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San Jose State Contact
Please contact us if you would like to join the planning team. 
We welcome you energy & ideas!

There are about 40 people on the organizing team, send communication to
Salena salena.acox AT

Summit Agenda 8.5/11 Flyer [pdf]
Summit Agenda 11/17 Flyer [pdf]
Info Flyer
(Bay Area) [pdf]

SJSU In the News
  Louisiana Winter Student Video [Promo]
KPIX Channel 5  [2 mins]
San Jose Mercury 1/15/07
KKUP: "Meeting of the Ways" Interview
KTVU Channel 2 
or via YouTube




Summit Ideas

Download: Sample Agendas [pdf]

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 San Jose State University.  Various events will happen the week of April 9-14. 

Help us refocus the nation on Katrina rebuilding!  Register Now.

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.


•    Monday, April 9: "The Next Movement" -- Students will be performing spoken word, several DJs will be playing music, and speeches will be held at the student

•    Tuesday, April 10: "Katrina Quest" -- We will show videos and documentaries throughout the day.  Several of these videos have been made by college students.

•    Wednesday, April 11: "Katrina Victims: Reading of the Names" -- Throughout the day, we will have professors, students, to speak about the social conditions in the Gulf Coast at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.

•    Thursday, April 12: "Rally" -- Students will march through campus with signs in support of the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project. 

•    Friday,  April 13:  "Solidarity Dinner"--We will host a community dinner for survivors of Katrina that live in the local community.

Throughout the week:

•    Camp Katrina will be setup in the center of the SJSU campus.  It will be composed of a FEMA-like trailer to demonstrate visually how over 200,000 American citizens are living.  Students will also chalk 30' by 8' boxes all around campus, and put powerful quotations in them ( e.g., Over 200,000 Gulf Coast residents are living in a box this size)

•  Petitions will be gathered at all events.


Download: Sample Agendas [pdf]
For more Summit Ideas: click here.

If you would like to join our planning team, please fill out the form below. 

The Gulf Coast is not forgotten!

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