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Understanding Identities Beyond the Classroom

Participants will explore their own identities through a series of activities and conversations to gain a better understanding of the role they play in creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive spaces in the education sector. Whether that is working in a classroom, for an organization, or an educational consultant group, the workshop will allow future education based leaders to reflect on their own leadership and the ways in which they can empower underrepresented students.

Workshop Time and Date: April 17 at 1 p.m. CT
Workshop Lead: Yesenia Ayala ’18

Meet Yesenia Ayala ’18

Yesenia Ayala currently works at the Postsecondary National Policy Institute (PNPI). Prior to PNPI, Yesenia served as a public policy fellow for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute where she worked for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions under Senator Murray. Yesenia is passionate about college access and workforce mobility for first-generation college students and hopes to engage Grinnell students in a cultural competency workshop for those interested in working with students from diverse backgrounds. She graduated from Grinnell with double majors in sociology and Spanish with a concentration in Latin American studies.

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Saturday April 17
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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