By: Margaret Rung, Professor of History & Director, Center for New Deal Studies What can a POTUS and FLOTUS from the 1% teach us about the American Dream? A great deal, it turns out. Facing a … Read More about The Roosevelts and the American Dream
A Conference Presented by Roosevelt University
September 9–12, 2019 |
430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Roosevelt University was founded in 1945 to protest discriminatory racial and religious college admission quotas, and remains dedicated to providing access to higher education for all qualified students.
Understanding our national ethos of democracy and equality has never been more important. We invite you to join us in reflection on what it means to be an American in these challenging times.
The weeklong conference will offer panels, performances and service activities open to the Roosevelt community and the general public.
Please note that schedules may change as details are finalized.
Thoughts on the American Dream
By Niya Weathers (BA Political Science, ’18) What is the American Dream to me? The American Dream is opportunity for all, the ability of our nation to provide us with basic public goods, along with … Read More about Conquering My American Dream
By Karla Ortiz (BA Political Science, ’18) Everyone living in this country has his or her own definition of what the American Dream means. The struggles we have surpassed and the ones we are facing … Read More about Pay It Forward: The American Dream
It is a longstanding Italian custom to name your children after their grandparents. The tradition is a tremendous honor. It is also a way for a person’s memory to live on through another, even after … Read More about A Millennial Roosevelt Alum Contemplates the American Dream