Event (Past)

LIVE EVENT: Transforming the Lived Experiences of Student Parents into Meaningful Policy Change

Join New America for a fireside chat with Stephanie Land (author of Maid and Class) and Nicole Lynn Lewis (author of Pregnant Girl and founder of Generation Hope), who will discuss their journeys as student parents, the barriers they faced in completing their degrees, and how student parents can be better supported through our higher education system. Both Land and Lewis are among the 1 in 5 college students who care for children. A majority of these students identify as students of color. And a majority of these students identify as women. Following the chat, a policy panel will discuss how to translate the lived experiences of student parents into systemic change in higher education at the state and national level.