An invitation to Roosevelt in August

We hope you can join us for a great Roosevelt and RARE event on Saturday, Aug. 20!

It’s a unique opportunity to tour Roosevelt High School, view RARE's documentary film, see classmates and friends, and meet the new RHS principal.

Come to Roosevelt High School on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. for:

• Guided tours of the remodeled main building, Ben Snowden Court, and Art Wiper Field.

• A chance to see RHS alumni from all graduation years, and other community members as well!

• An opportunity to meet and hear from the new principal of RHS, Tami Brewer!

• A way to learn more about RARE, the event’s sponsor, and to meet its volunteer team.

• A viewing and discussion of RARE’s new 30-minute documentary film, recently shown on PBS, “Roosevelt High School: Beyond Black and White,” followed by a brief panel that will include students, Principal Tami Brewer, and RARE members who participated in the film.

Free parking can be found in the school’s parking lot at 12th Ave. NE, just south of NE 68th Street, and on nearby streets. Also, the new Roosevelt light-rail station is located across the street from the school.

Meet at the main entrance to Roosevelt High School, on NE 66th Street, on Saturday, Aug. 20, a few minutes before 10 a.m. Activities will begin at 10 a.m. sharp!

Please RSVP at the registration page. We look forward to seeing you there!

Joe Hunter, Jr.
RHS Class of 1971

Tony Allison
RHS Class of 1971

RARE: Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity

The RARE documentary premiered
 online on Monday, Jan. 31, and has since been shown on PBS. You can see the movie at this link: "Roosevelt High School: Beyond Black & White." We hope you are all able to watch it virtually. 


The REC meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. on Zoom.  All members of the Roosevelt community are invited: students, staff, family members etc. Please email us as recrhsptsa@gmail.com for info, and please check out our community agreements for these gatherings.

The REC will also be hosting education sessions and co-hosting events with RARE (Roosevelt Alum for Racial Equity) throughout the year.  Look for details in the eNews. 




Get involved! Contact us at

REC at Roosevelt

The Race & Equity Committee (REC) — a group of parents, students, and teachers — formed in 2020 as part of the PTSA’s Anti-Racism Resolution. We are motivated and determined to help RHS be an inclusive environment where families, students, and teachers from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued. We want RHS to be a community in which kids thrive and become the best they can be. We are a working group, focused on two initiatives:

1. Education: Provide anti-racism educational experiences and conversation opportunities to encourage a common understanding of the issues among RHS families

2. Support for victims: Make the reporting process for harassment and abuse transparent and accessible to RHS students

Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity - Scholarship and Documentary

Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity (RARE) is a multi ethnic group of RHS graduates who have teamed up to try to bridge the racial divide by holding discussions and pursuing projects related to racial equity issues. One project is to offer two annual scholarships of $5,000 each for economically disadvantaged students of color at Roosevelt High School – the James A Davis Jr Memorial Scholarship – with the first awards to be made to graduating seniors in the spring of 2021; the other is a documentary film about how voluntary busing and integration affected RHS and its students, both then and today. Please visit the RARE website to learn more, to get involved, apply for the scholarship, or make a donation.