RIT Hosts Former White House Aide for Martin Luther King Day Celebration, Jan. 15




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Rochester Institute of Technology invites the Rochester community to examine the aftermath of Sept. 11 with a former Clinton White House aide as part of their 20th annual celebration of Martin Luther King Day.

Maria Echaveste, former deputy chief of staff under President Bill Clintonís administration, will present "The Aftermath of Sept. 11: Is America Growing Together or Apart?" at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, in RITís Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union. As deputy chief of staff, Echaveste managed policy initiatives and developed legislative and communications strategies for the White House. She was also responsible for coordinating the selection of senior administration appointments and the administration and management of the White House, including preparation for Y2K and the 2000 presidential transition.

While in her post, she worked on issues including immigration, education, civil rights, bankruptcy, and AIDS and Africa. She was also responsible for coordinating federal disaster relief efforts. She is currently an attorney in Washington, D.C.

A question-and-answer session and a presentation by RITís diversity design team will follow the presentation. The afternoon will conclude with a reception at 4:30 p.m. in Fireside Lounge, SAU.

The free event is sponsored by RITís Commission for Promoting Pluralism.

MEDIA NOTE: To cover RITís Martin Luther King celebration, call 475-4951.