Dr. Sara Goldrick-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 at Delaware County Community College.
The symposium is free and open to the public and will be held from 9:30-11:30 AM in the Large Auditorium in the Academic Building on the Marple Campus.
Dr. Goldrick-Rab is a Professor of Higher Education Policy and 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.
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.
A group of student panelists will join the discussion:
- Freddy Shegog, a Communication Arts major who has experienced homelessness and transformed his life at the college
- 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
“America in Crisis” is an ongoing lecture series created and sponsored by Delaware County Community College’s Business, Computing, and Social Science division.