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Inclusion

Supporting First-Generation Students During the Pandemic

First-Generation Students powerfully share their own experiences of being in the classroom during this time.

“This pandemic has not affected us all equally….Listen to students and give us the benefit of the doubt.” -- Shenir Dennis, Class of 2022

 

This panel presentation brings together a community discussion featuring students, staff, and faculty. In this discussion, First-Generation Students powerfully share their own experiences of being in the classroom during this time. Erin Kimura-Walsh also provides information from a survey completed by First-Generation Students. Lastly, staff and faculty offer suggestions for ways of providing support for students rooted in a commitment to flexibility and compassion. Panelists include Shenir Dennis, Angel Macias, Allie Cionco Dahlberg, Allia Griffin and Erin Kimura-Walsh, moderator.