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Closing the Gap: an Equity Agenda for Black College Students in Illinois
July 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Please join Cherita Ellens, Women Employed’s President and CEO in conversation with Chicago State University President, Zaldwaynaka (Z) Scott, Esq. to learn about the recently released “Equity Working Group for Black Student Access and Success in Illinois Higher Education” Action Plan. You’ll hear about the group of multi-sector stakeholders, including Women Employed, who came together to knock down barriers and address policies deeply rooted in racism. The Equity Working Group (EWG) has identified critical actions needed to close equity gaps and enable Black students, families, and communities to thrive and survive in Illinois. Looking ahead, the work of the EWG will continue through Chicago State University’s newly launched Center for Education Equity housed within its Illinois Innovation Network hub, the Institute for Solutions of Urban Populations. Join us for this presentation and conversation on July 21st at 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST to build your understanding of this comprehensive roadmap for higher education reform in Illinois.