Challenges for First-Generation Students Among Two Remaining Diversity Institute Sessions

Alex Lucier Presents on April 9

Due to COVID-19 measures, all remaining sessions are moved online and track separation will no longer be in place. Anyone can attend any session for stamps.

Alex Lucier

Being the first in your family to attend college comes with barriers, challenges and questions to work through. Alex Lucier offers a personal perspective in his presentation, “Forging a New Path: Identity Development for First-Generation College Students.”

Lucier, a graduate assistant with the Multicultural Center’s office of American Indian Affairs at Minnesota State Mankato, presents the latest Maverick Diversity Institute presentation on Thursday, April 9, at 1 p.m. Join the Zoom session HERE.

In his session, Lucier looks at the daunting task for first-generation students and offers recommendations for fitting into a new generation of college graduates.

April 28: Microaggressions

The final Maverick Diversity Institute session for Spring 2020 addresses Microaggressions and features Kenneth Reid, director of African American Affairs, and Rosalin Cobb, interim recruitment and retention coordinator for OASIS. The Zoom session is Tuesday, April 28, at 10 a.m. Join HERE.

A microaggression is a comment or gesture (whether made intentionally or not) that feeds into stereotypes or negative assumptions created around oppressed or marginalized groups of people. They tend to be based on a person’s race, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation—and to the recipient, can very much feel like an attack.

This session will build an understanding of, and dive deeper into, the topic of microaggressions.

The Maverick Diversity Institute offers challenging and unique workshops and programs that will help you to become a diversity certified expert on inclusivity,

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