Diversity and Inclusion Lecture Event: The Promise of Educational Equity – Jan 28
Posted by Saint Joseph's University on January 26, 2021
Join Saint Joseph’s University Center for Inclusion and Diversity Thursday, January 28 at 5 p.m. for a fantastic conversation about the promise and struggle for educational equity with Farah Jimenez, CEO of Philadelphia Education Fund.
In 2014, President Obama asked whether we, as a nation, should permit a zip code to determine a young person’s future. Clearly a rhetorical question, his query gave rise to a national conversation. If there is a link between community, education and success, then what must be done to expand access to opportunity? Ms. Jimenez draws upon her lifelong career in social justice to examine the question and consider some others: In what ways might our belief systems present an even greater challenge in our struggle to ensure educational equity? And, how might challenges to these belief systems alter the ways in which we as individuals and institutions of higher education deliver on the promise of educational equity?
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