Please join the Roosevelt University community for the kickoff to the American Dream Reconsidered Conference today!
Ida B. Wells Lounge Dedication Reception | 430 S. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor East | 5 p.m. Monday 9/10
The reception will honor Ida B. Wells-Barnett and her many contributions to the struggle for civil rights and equality for African Americans. Featuring guest of honor, Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells-Barnett and professor at Columbia College Chicago.
The Historical Oddity of American Health Care | Ganz Hall | 6:30 p.m. Monday 9/10
The panel will explore the post-WWII history of American health care. Panelists will attempt to untangle the web of influences that have given rise to the complicated arena of health care in America. Featuring Dr. Lawrence D. Brown, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health professor; Guian McKee, University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs associate professor; and Dr. Stephanie Vomvouras, BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois vice president of healthcare delivery and chief medical officer.
For American Dream Reconsidered Conference program information: roosevelt.edu/americandream
Join in the Conversation — Submit your questions for the American Dream Reconsidered panelists
The American Dream Reconsidered Conference begins today and now is your chance to join the conversation. Submit your questions today for the American Dream Reconsidered Conference’s keynote speaker events, led by the Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr. and musician and actor Common.
For “A Conversation with Common: Activism in an Age of Polarization,” questions can also be submitted for fellow panelists Dr. Mary Ellen Caron, PhD, chief executive officer of After School Matters, and Dr. Janice K. Jackson, PhD, chief executive officer for Chicago Public Schools. During these events, a selection of the submitted questions will appear onscreen for the attending audience.
Don’t wait to engage in the conversation. Submit your questions now for the Eric Holder and Common keynote panels!
Service Day, Sept. 14 – Volunteers are Needed
We need volunteers! Opportunities are still available at both Chicago and Schaumburg. Sign up at americandreamconference.com/service-day.
Schaumburg: Meet between 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. in Room 126 for Service Day T-shirt pickup and designated meeting area.
- Painting and Community Garden Cleanup – 9 a.m.
- Trash Pick and Window Cleaning – 12 p.m.
Chicago: Meet between 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Fainman Lounge, AUD Bldg. 2nd Floor Service Day T-shirt pick up. Check your confirmation for room number and time to meet.
- Feeding Children Everywhere (campus)
- United Nations Cause Advocacy (campus)
- Rooftop Garden (campus)
- Greater Chicago Food Depository (off-campus – bus provided)
For more information:
- Chicago, call Keturah Brown, 312-341-3543 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Schaumburg, call Erica Poremba, 847-619-8650 or email at email@example.com