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C2: Invisible Diversity: Helping Ex-Offenders and Homeless/Foster Youth Get Where They’re Going

April 15, 2016 @ 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

“How did we get here” is a question asked by the ex-offender and homeless/foster youth population that goes much deeper than it does with other populations, primarily because it is often followed with the question, “how do I get out of here?” Pursuing post-secondary education is most definitely a goal for these populations, but they first have to deal with where to live, where to eat, how to get around, and other questions of survival. This session will provide answers for the citizens asking these questions. It will also provide information for those in the post-secondary arena on how to deal with the “invisible diversity” that exists. The panel will feature presenters from the Department of Higher Education, as well as a man who was incarcerated and a youth living in the foster youth system.


Tivoli 320B


Dawn Taylor Owens
Brianna Kutauskus
Seth Lee