AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Drop the Debt Invest in People Jubilee USA Network Tour 2006
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 11/10/2006
Chapter University of Illinois COM @ Chicago
Project Coordinator Michael Richards
Summary of project Local and national affiliates of the Jubilee USA Network brought two speakers, one from Peru and one from Zambia, to discuss the call for debt cancellation in much of the developing world and the impact it could have on global health.

Content area Global Opportunities
Number of participants 45
Participant hours involved 90 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $50
Project funding Donation
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Emails and fliers. They worked far better than I expected. Emails to people that are involved in "networks" worked the best-it's kind of tapping into a group of folks rather than just individuals.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions Unfortunately, the talk had to be on a Friday night, which is never a good time to ask people to stick around campus. The more advertising the better. In essentially only four days of advertising, nearly 50 folks showed up. I believe that's a credit to the importance of the topic. So the early the advertising, the better the turnout (especially from neighboring institutions). To get involved in such an event really only entails contact the organization and then going from there. I do recommend having some snacks for the audience (it's a draw and holds them over for the lenght of the talk).