U1.0: I’m First

Location: RiverView Residence Hall
The Inclusive Excellence Center at UWM defines first-generation college students as those whose parent(s)/guardian(s) have not completed a 4-year degree in the United States.

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  • You are a first-generation college student, or
  • If you will be voting in local, state, or national elections for the first time in 2016, or
  • If you are majoring in political science, or
  • If you are considering attending Law School.

Purpose

2016 is a Presidential Election Year; there is no better time than Fall 2016 to explore voting rights, redistricting, and representation! In this LLC we will explore the efforts of the pioneers for the Voting Rights Act and voter access and exclusion. We will build community around firsts such as being a first-time voter, being a first-generation college student, etc. Students are encouraged to share their perspectives and engage in experiences that get to the core of voting rights in the U.S. and being pioneers to make a difference … just one … in their communities.

Picture yourself…

Participating in service learning projects, attending guest lectures, debating politics in a civil and mature environment.

Required Courses

Fall Semester: POLI SCI 150 – Multicultural America: Voting Rights and Representation (3 credits)

Contacts

Paru Shah, a UWM associate professor of political science, has studied minority voting trends for most of her scholarly career.

Paru Shah, a UWM associate professor of political science, has studied minority voting trends for most of her scholarly career.

Warren Scherer
Director, Inclusive Excellence Center
wscherer@uwm.edu

Dr. Paru Shah
Instructor