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1619-Present -- 10/29/20 Daypass-- And Still We Rise: Increasing the Educational Access and Opportunity for Underrepresented Students
This lecture is sponsored by Beverley and Gerson Geltner. Speakers: Joetta Mial, Ph.D. & Carla O’Connor, Ph.D., Director, Wolverine Pathways, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Dr. Mial earned a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan. She taught English, Journalism and Speech Communication before serving as Assistant Principal at Ann Arbor Huron High School, 1974-1986, and Principal from 1986-1994. After retirement she consulted with the North Central Association and the James Comer School Improvement program. She has served in leadership positions at the African American Culural Historical Museum, SOS Community Services and is a member of Bethel AME Church. Carla O’Connor, Arthur F. ThurnauProfessor and Professor of Education at the University of Michigan, is the Director of University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways, a free year-round program that partners with the families, schools, and communities of Detroit, Ypsilanti, and Southfield to support academic success, college admission, and career exploration. She received an M.A. and Ph.D. in Education from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University. A sociologist of education, Carla O’Connor has expertise in the areas of African American achievement, cultural studies, urban education, and ethnographic methods. Speakers’ Synopsis: Having spent 20 years at Huron High School, Ann Arbor, first as an assistant principal and then lead principal, Dr. Mail plans to share some of her experiences in and outside of the school setting with students, parents, faculty, staff, and the community. Much of her life (and her husband’s) has involved working to gain equal access to opportunities as well as outcomes for Black students. She will discuss some of the programs and activities used over time to accomplish equity with some references to her dissertation “Pathways to a Higher Education: An Investigation of Black High School Seniors From 1971-1982,” noting that the struggle continues. Carla O’Connor’s discussion will talk about the program launched in 2016 as part of University of Michigan’s (U-M) reinvigorated commitment to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion, Wolverine Pathways is a free, year-round, supplementary educational program serving 7-12th grade scholars who reside in Detroit, Ypsilanti, and Southfield. The goal is to increase scholars’ probability of admission to the most selective colleges in the US, including U-M. How has Pathways been a resource in maximizing educational opportunity and access and what does its future promise? A link to OLLI's 1619 Lecture Series brochure is available, see: https://www.olli-umich.org/sites/default/files/files/downloads/ThLS%232%20Brochure%202020-2021%20Final%20-%20Updated.pdf A link to The 1619 Project Interactive Magazine can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html A resources list put together by the OLLI 1619 subcommittee is available, see: https://www.olli-umich.org/sites/default/files/files/downloads/1619%20Project%20%20Resource%20List%20Oct.%201.pdf Lunch Bunch Discussions Lunch Bunch OLLI Commons sessions for discussion follow each of the lectures in the Thursday Morning Lecture Series. These discussion and personal reflection sessions are free—no registration required. Each discussion and reflection session will be led by a member of the sub-committee that created the lecture series. The sessions start at noon. Lunch Bunch Zoom Meeting ID: 955 7490 2503 Lunch Bunch: Zoom link: https://umich.zoom.us/j/95574902503 Lunch Bunch: Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 Follow this link for more information on the Lunch Bunch OLLI Commons sessions: https://www.olli-umich.org/olli-commons#OLLICommons-LunchBunch
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Series 2 - 1619-Present - The Many Consequences of Slavery
Date(s) : 10/29/2020
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00-11:30AM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED