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A New Day One: From Foster Care to Yale

When:
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where:
Flowers Hall Room 341
Description:

Rodney Walker, a Chicago native and former foster youth, graduated with a bachelor's degree from Morehouse College and a master's degree from Yale University. He will visit Texas State to tell his incredible journey from foster care to Yale, and inspire students with his example of resilience and "positive deviance," which is the ability for a member of a marginalized group to deviate from the norm and achieve positive outcomes in life. Given the foster-care-to-prison pipeline (more information here), this event directly connects to the Common Experience theme, "The Search for Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century."

Cost:
Free
See:
https://www.anewdayone.org/
Sponsor:
Contact:
Christine Lynn Norton
Calendar:
Common Experience
Categories:
Academic, Career, Honors, Lectures
Audience:
Faculty, General Interest, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
A New Day One: From Foster Care to Yale