September Professional Development Event
Tate Showcase Session
Understanding Class and Classism in Higher Education
Minerva Munoz and Kirsten Collins
TRiO is a collective of nationwide programs serving students from low-income and first-generation backgrounds as they endeavor to succeed in higher education. As TRiO professionals we have first-hand experience with students living in poverty, as well as come from low-income, first-generation backgrounds ourselves. Our goal is to highlight and discuss the often unseen or ignored classism in higher education, as well as strategies for identifying classism in policies and everyday life.
Through current research in poverty studies, hands-on activities, and storytelling our goal is to provide participants with knowledge, tools and resources so that they may assist in creating inclusive, safe, and equitable environments for all students.
9:00 - 10:30
Education Sciences 325