Students who helped organize demonstrations - after Grand Jury decisions to not indict the officers who killed Michael Brown or Eric Gardner - speak about the demonstrations, what they meant, why they organized them, how other ISU students and faculty responded, and what they hope for our nation, as well as their desire to connect with others within our local community.
Students speaking include 4 undergraduate students and 1 graduate student from ISU:
- Keia Carter, President of the ISU NAACP chapter
- Lakeba Scott, Vice President of the ISU NAACP chapter
- April Anderson, a doctoral student in the College of Human Sciences and member of the Multicultural Greek Council
- Two students who are active in the Black Student Alliance and Men of Color Collective who asked to not be identified
Sam Stagg and Jason Dietzenbach with Haila Architecture Structural Planning describe renovations and restoration to the Executive Building at 413 Kellogg Avenue in Ames. This will be their new office and studio. They received a $75,000 grant this as one of 13 Main Street Iowa Grants awarded in October.
Luke Jensen from Res-Development describes how the new owners of condominiums in the old Roosevelt School building are moving into the Roosevelt: “a historic adaptive re-use project located in the heart of Ames”.
Online Information Sources:
- Womyn of Colour Network
- ISU Chapter of NAACP
- National Society for Black Engineers
- Roosevelt Re-Imagined
- Haila Architecture | Structure | Planning
Originally broadcast 12/22/2014
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