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Conversations for Change: Equity in Education

Conversations for Change: Equity in Education

This conversation for change will examine equity and social justice in the education system. Historically, higher education was created in an elitist and noninclusive fashion; aiming to serve some and overlook others.  Educational institutions across the country are responding to the call to reimagine and recreate the educational experience through a lens of equity and social justice. This transformation spans from course content and educational pathways to institutional names and monuments. In our conversation we will hear from Dr. Kofi Akinjide, the Cabrillo College Director of Student Equity and Success, to learn more about the changes happening at our local community college. Together, let’s (re)consider alternative ways to approach the learning process and valuing lived experiences.

Conversations for Change are designed to foster greater understanding among individuals who may have different viewpoints. Participants in these small group conversations, guided by a trained host, practice being open and curious about all perspectives, with a focus on learning from one another.

Conversations for Change has moved online due the cancellation of library events caused by COVID-19.  This conversation will be taking place on the online Zoom meeting platform. 

Space is limited. Registration is required. Instructions for joining the online discussion will be emailed prior to the event.  

Prior to registering, please review the Conversation Agreements.

Project Connect is a group of actively engaged citizens who care about bridging divides in our community as a means of preserving our democratic republic and the flourishing of our country. It is a Finding Common Ground team associated with Santa Cruz Indivisible.

Date:
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Time:
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Adults 65+     All Ages     Civic Engagement     Discussion Group     Online  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 29 seats available.

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