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Event Poster for The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility with Jennifer M. Morton

Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series


Jennifer Morton
Associate Professor of Philosophy, City College of New York and the Graduate Center—CUNY, Fellow with the Center for Ethics and Education

Monday, April 15, 2019
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Room 259 Educational Sciences
1025 W. Johnson Street

Using social science evidence, Morton uncovers how disadvantaged students and their communities are unjustly and disproportionately affected when these students achieve upward mobility. Broken ties with family and friends, severed community connections and loss of identity often result from complex economic, cultural and structural factors. Morton suggests educators empower students with an honest assessment of upward mobility that recognizes and acknowledges its ethical costs.

Co-sponsored by the Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series and the Center for Ethics and Education.