Socially Just Community Colleges: Beyond Espousing Diversity to Actualizing Equity

Speaker: Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher

Community colleges occupy the intersection of social justice and educational change. They play a critical role in advancing opportunity and mass higher education with close to half of all undergraduates attending. As a centerpiece of American higher education institutional diversity, they are the chief postsecondary pathway for historically underrepresented, marginalized, and underserved students.

Calling attention to the competing missions of the community college, Illinois Professor Dr. Zamani-Gallaher will highlight in this webinar postsecondary education as a collective public good while underscoring the work still needed in advancing equitable student experiences and outcomes in the two-year sector.