On Monday, July 26th, the Summer Bridge students and instructors met in the Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2. The first event was a presentation by a group of students from the LARES Mentorship Program. LARES counselor and Mentorship Program coordinator Belia Gonzalez acted as moderator of the discussion.
The students on the panel spoke of their experiences, both academic and otherwise, at UIC. The Summer Bridge students listened intently.
There were many questions from the floor, each of which was answered by one of the mentors.
The main presentation of the day was a talk, with slides, by Jennifer Cohen, Ph.D. candidate in Language, Literacy, and Rhetoric from the English Department at UIC.
The title of her presentation was
Engendering Colonialism: 100 Years of US Colonialism in Hawai'i, the Philipines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.
After the talk and slide show portion of the presentation was finished, Ms. Cohen answered relevant questions posed by the students.
The students showed their appreciation of Ms. Cohen and her talk by offering a well-deserved round of applause.
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