There are times in life when becoming involved and making change for the greater good become imperative. That moment came for 32-year-old Roosevelt University student Jessica “Jessy” Santini on March 6, 2015 when Santini’s younger brother, Mikey Santini, who was also a Roosevelt student, died of a heroin overdose at age 26.
Fifty years after the first shout of “Black Power” rang out during a pivotal Mississippi civil rights march, Roosevelt University will host a conference, “From Civil Rights to Black Power: Tracing the African American Freedom Struggle” on Feb. 17 and 18.
This is the first in a series of Roosevelt University news updates relating to immigration issues.
Increasing deportation of largely male black and Latino immigrants from the United States will be the topic of Roosevelt University’s annual Matthew Freeman lecture by author Tanya Golash-Boza at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at the University, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
The public will get a rare look at green roofs in Chicago and beyond when photographer Brad Temkin’s Rooftop: Second Nature opens Thursday, Feb. 9 at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery, 18. S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
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