Friday, November 8, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.,
Jones Commons (N300 LC)

Please register online. TLC credit: Traditional, UI REACH

Mediator: Dr. Carolyn Colvin, Associate Professor 

Over donuts and coffee we will be discussing what we learned from reading and how our first-gen experiences relate to those of the author Alfred Lubrano in the book Limbo.

In Limbo, award-winning journalist Alfred Lubrano, identifies and describes an overlooked cultural phenomenon: the internal conflict within individuals raised in blue-collar homes, now living white-collar lives. These people often find that the values of the working class are not sufficient guidance to navigate the white-collar world, where unspoken rules reflect primarily upper-class values. Torn between the world they were raised in and the life they aspire too, they hover between worlds, not quite accepted in either.

College of Education National First-Gen Celebration schedule:

Contact: Jamie Tanas

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance