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Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab to Lead Discussion on Finding Solutions for Hunger on College Campuses 3/28


Dr. Sara Golrick-Rab photo(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • February 26, 2019)—Dr. Sara Golrick-Rab, a renowned scholar-activist best known for her innovative research on food and housing insecurity in higher education, will moderate America in Crisis: Finding Solutions for Hunger on College Campuses on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Delaware County Community College. The symposium is free and open to the public and will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Large Auditorium in the Academic Building on the Marple Campus (901 S. Media Line Road, Media, PA).

Dr. Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University and Founder of the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice in Philadelphia, as well as the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. In 2018, she was named a Carnegie Fellow and also received a Best of Philly award from Philadelphia Magazine. She has appeared on The Daily Show, CBS Sunday Morning, PBS and others, and her op-eds have been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic and The Chronicle of Higher Education.  Her book Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream explores the reality that, despite what the American dream might lead people to believe, a college degree is not attainable for everyone, no matter how hard they work. Learn more at: www.saragoldrickrab.com.

A group of student panelists will join the discussion. They are Delaware County Community College student Freddy Shegog, a Communication Arts major who has experienced homelessness and transformed his life at the College, and Sam Chiaffa and Chelsea Diehl, Social Work majors who co-lead the Social Work Club. Krystal Mason Copeland, a Social Work major at West Chester University and a current intern at the College who is working to find solutions for students facing hunger, will also participate.

America in Crisis is an ongoing lecture series created and sponsored by the College’s Business, Computing and Social Science division. Prior topics covered have included election angst, addiction and the #MeToo movement.

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