Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hooman Hedayati Elected to Campus Progress Student Advisory Board

Campus Progress is pleased to announce its 2007-2008 Student Advisory Board.

Members of the Campus Progress Student Advisory Board connect on a regular basis with Campus Progress staff and with each other to help set the course for Campus Progress programs in the coming year and beyond. Board members participate in discussions on an ongoing basis, and contribute time and ideas to Campus Progress. They help us spread the word about Campus Progress and advise us on promising progressive organizations, publications or projects that we should be supporting.


Advisory Board members were selected from a large pool of qualified applicants, and represent a diverse subsection of the different movements, organizing styles, and politics of the progressive student movement. Campus Progress relies heavily on the members of our Student Advisory Board, part of our larger network of Student Representatives, to inform much of the day to day work we do here.

Hooman Hedayati is an Iranian immigrant, student, and political activist who founded Texas Students Against the Death Penalty in 2005 and the national organization, Students Against the Death Penalty in 2006. He has since been committed to activist campaigning for the abolition of capital punishment. Hooman was presented the "Youth Service Award" by the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and "Student Action Award" by Campus Progress in 2007. He is also a board member of the Texas Moratorium Network and member of Campaign to End the Death Penalty. Hooman assumed responsibility for organizing the anti-death penalty alternative spring break. He recruited a record number of participants by inclusively using new media advertising outlets. Hooman’s media-savvy promotion of the alternative spring break attracted the attention of MTVu and NPR, which sent a camera crew to Austin to cover the alternative spring break activities.

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