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And Still We Rise: Increasing the Educational Access and Opportunity for Underrepresented Students
And Still We Rise: Increasing the Educational Access and Opportunity for Underrepresented Students
Joetta Mial, Ph.D. & Carla O’Connor, Ph.D., Director, Wolverine Pathways, University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
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?

Lecture Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Lecture Date : 10/29/2020      
Program Year : 2020-21      
Term : Fall      
Fee : $10.00