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Discrimination on the Basis of Educational Status

May 2, 7:00 PM9:00 PM

Free

This spring, we’ll gather for a virtual evening and hear from Anosacha Peete-Meyers, Colby Class of ’23; Rabbi David Freidenreich, Director of Jewish Studies at Colby; and Pastor Jamie Dickson of Kingdom Life Church in Oakland, Maine. They will explore the question: Is discrimination on the basis of educational status dividing our country?

After hearing from our panelists, we’ll break into small groups to discuss these questions: Can this rift be bridged? If so, how can we achieve greater equity in power, influence, and status while still maintaining the unique value of higher education? Finally, how does this rift specifically impact Waterville and central Maine?

About the topic:

One of the greatest political and cultural fault lines in America today is the divide between those American citizens with and without a college degree. The attainment of a four year degree (and in particular, those awarded from elite institutions) not only shapes the way in which citizens perceive the world, but also the ways in which individuals are perceived by fellow citizens, potential employers, and those who wield cultural influence and political power. In light of the political developments over the past four years, we will discuss the nature and impact of educational status discrimination, and the ways in which rewards granted for actual or perceived merit in the current American system has shaped our current moment.

We will also discuss the following questions: Can this rift be bridged? If so, how can we achieve greater equity in power, influence, and status while still maintaining the unique value of higher education? Finally, how does this rift specifically impact Waterville and central Maine.

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Details

Date:
May 2
Time:
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Venue

Online Event
ME

Organizer

Liz Snider
Email:
essnider@colby.edu
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