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Fight for Education: Exploring the Latina/o Educational Pipeline

Champaign , USA

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Speaker Information:

Joanna Perez, Ph.D. Candidate - Sociology 

Marielisbet Perez, Ph.D. Student  - EPOL

Gabriel Rodriguez. Ph.D. Candidate - EPOL 

We are extending a warm invitation to our panel discussion entitled, Fight for Education: Exploring the Latina/o Educational Pipeline. The panelists will discuss contemporary educational issues impacting Latina/o communities across the nation. The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session. Our panel will feature:

  • Joanna Perez, Ph.D. candidate – Sociology
    • Joanna will be discussing the experiences of Latina/o undocumented students who are pursuing higher education          
  • Marielisbet Perez, Ph.D. student - Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
    • Marielisbet will be discussing the personal and academic experiences of Latina student-parents in their efforts to attain their undergraduate degrees
  •  Gabriel Rodriguez, Ph.D. candidate - Education Policy, Organization & Leadership
    • Gabriel will be discussing the academic and social experiences of Latina/o high school students in suburban communities


Free and Open to the Public 


Gabriel Rodriguez


Graduate College's Focal Point Grant Initiative