Access Week 2017

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Student Access and Educational Equity will be hosting its 4th Annual Access Week celebration from February 13th, 2017- February 18th, 2017. Access Week features the following programs:

Monday, February 13, at 7:00 PM, join Student Access and Educational Equity at the Rutgers Cinema for a screening of Documented: A film by Jose Antonio Vargas. Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

Tuesday, February 14th, at 10:00 AM, join Student Access and Educational Equity for an RU-1st Forum in the Livingston Student Center room 202ABC.  The Forum's goal is the exploration of issues faced by first-generation, low-income or historically underrepresented students in higher education.  Panelist will provide insight into the challenges faced by students in these populations and provide best practices to retain and graduate first-generation students. Space is limited, so please reserve your seat today!

Wednesday, February 15, at 12:30 PM Jose Antonio Vargas will join the Rutgers community on in the College Avenue Student Center MPR.  Mr. Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media entrepreneur whose work centers on the changing American identity. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America. Reserve your seat for Jose Antonio Vargas.

Thursday, February 16th, at 1:00 PM Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, one of the leading intellectual voices in the country, will join us in the College Avenue Student Center. Dr. Hill is currently the host of BET News and a political contributor for CNN. An award-winning journalist, Dr. Hill has received numerous prestigious awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Reserve your seat for Dr. Lamont Hill.

Friday, February 17th, at 7:00 AM join Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and McNair programs to visit Plainfield Public Schools for our "Read to the Youth" event. Celebrate TRiO Day through this community service event by reading to K-3rd graders and participate in a high school panel discussion.

Saturday, February 18th, at 9:30 AM Symone Sanders, democratic strategist and CNN political commentator will join us at the Men & Women of Color Symposium focused on inclusivity, building, and strengthening our community. Workshops during the symposium are led by Dr. Rosanna Reyes, Associate Dean at Williams College and Ms. Desiree' Kinney, Director, Marketing Consultant. 

RSVP and learn more about Access Week here.