The next meeting is Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, in the Media Center at 2:30pm – 3:45pm!
The next meeting is Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in the Media Center at 2:30pm – 3:45pm!
Do you want a chance to connect with Davidson College students and make your voice heard about what’s going on in our community? Are you more interested in talking about injustice, representation of minority youth in the media, and other topics as opposed to learning to balance equations? Be a part of the conversation. Come to the first meeting of the DuBoisian World Scholars Society tomorrow, March 22nd, in the Media Center at 2:30pm – 3:45pm.
Here’s a letter to West Charlotte students directly from the Davidson Scholars:
Dear West Charlotte Student,
The reality of your situation is this: Charlotte has the worst social mobility in the country, meaning that most people who start behind stay behind. The statistics, resources, and system are stacked against success. You may not know how or even why you should, but you’re the only ones who can change this system and your part in it.
We want to see you get there. We’re students at Davidson College who want to invest in your future and to take time to build relationships with you. We were in the same place as you just a few years ago, so our perspective is different from what you’re hearing from your teachers or your peers. And if you’ve ever felt like your history or trig class won’t help you after high school, we want to have conversations about hard topics and make sure you feel like your education is actually helping you.
We’re not doing this to feel good about ourselves; we don’t think we’re saving lives. We’re coming to West Charlotte because we’re concerned about America’s future and we think you’re the people who are going to make a change. Your futures are our futures, and to generate a sound society in a more efficient world, we will help mentor you, guide you, and work together unpacking injustice in Charlotte.
DuBoisian World Scholars Society will meet about 4 times this semester, and our first meeting is Wednesday, March 22nd from 2:30pm to 3:45pm in the Media Center. We’ll be doing mentorship work, having conversation, and helping you build networks with the community around you. We would be honored to see you there.
DuBoisian World Scholars Society