Allan Hancock College and Cuesta College will host the 2017 Equity Summit “Intersections” on Friday, October 27, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel in Santa Maria.

Educators from K-12, along with faculty and staff from Hancock and Cuesta, will come together to learn about serving students with special emphasis on marginalized populations.

Hancock Associated Student Body Government President Janet Cruz-Reyes and Vice President of External Affairs Fernando Robles Jr. will speak during the Student Perspective morning session along with Cuesta student Ana Rodriguez.

The summit will feature several keynote speakers including Pasadena City College Associate Professor Nika Hogan, Ph.D., who will present “The Other E-Learning: The Empathy Gap and its Relationship to the Equity Gap.” Victor Rios, Ph.D., is a professor in the sociology department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Rios will present “The Power of Education and Civic Engagement in the Lives of Men of Color.”

Additional topics to be presented by national experts in student success and learning include students with disabilities, foster youth, and first-generation and low-income students.

Questions? Planning to cover this event?

Please call Jessica Sheaff at 922-6966 ext. 3380, or email her at jessica.sheaff@hancockcollege.edu.