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The Struggle is real! : women of color navigating higher education

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The Struggle is real! : women of color navigating higher education
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White, Tamara
Bonacquisti, Judi Diaz
Joseph, Nicole
Lindsey, Janell
Sandoval-Lucero, Elena
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Moderator: Tamara White, MS, Community College of Aurora Panelists: Judi Diaz Bonacquisti MBA, Community College of Denver Nicole Joseph, PhD, University of Denver Janell Lindsey, MA and MS, Metropolitan State University of Denver Elena Sandoval Lucero, PhD, Community College of Aurora The Struggle is Real! Women of Color Navigating Higher Education

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Goals Create a space for women of color in academia to share their experiences; Encourage conversation and discovery about the intersections of identity for women of color; and Establish support networks.

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Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia Edited by Gabriella Gutirrez y Muhs, Yolanda Flores Niemann, Carmen G. Gonzalez and Angela P. Harris Inspiration

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Judi Diaz Bonacquisti MBA, Vice President, Enrollment Administration and Student Success Community College of Denver Nicole Joseph, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Denver Janell Lindsey, MA and MS, Director, Special Initiatives Alumni Metropolitan State University of Denver Elena Sandoval Lucero, PhD, Vice President, Student Affairs, Community College of Aurora

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Orienting Question you, as a woman of color, negotiate your identities and roles in order to be successful, while navigating the challenges associated with hegemonic white/heterosexual/male dominated

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Panelist Stories

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Questions for the panelists How do you negotiate the academic environment?

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Questions for the panelists What support networks have you used that helped you navigate higher education?

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QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE

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WORDS OF WISDOM

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And Still WE Rise! And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou https:// www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ayer_detailpage&v=7HiE4lt_DUY

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Contact information Judi Diaz Bonacquisti, Judi.Diazbonacquisti@ccd.edu Nicole Joseph Nicole.Joseph@du.edu Janell Lindsey L indseja@msudenver.edu Elena Sandoval Lucero, Elena.Sandoval Lucero@ccaurora.edu Tamara White, Tamara.White@ccaurora.edu

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