Students to learn about social class


NMU students have the opportunity to learn about how socioeconomic differences affect their lives at an upcoming Skill Builder. Courtney McNeal, resident director for Van Antwerp Hall, will host “Experiences with Social Classes” on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. The Skill Builder will help students develop a better understanding of personal growth, what social class is and the impact it has on students’ daily lives. Participants at the Skill Builder should expect an informal introduction to social classes and how they affect individuals, McNeal said. “I am not the expert . but I can facilitate a conversation around your experiences and how your background affects you,” she said. McNeal said her experience with social classes comes from the fact that she and her college roommates came from very different socioeconomic backgrounds. She added that she sees a lot of similarities with what she dealt with when she was in college and what her residents deal with on a day-to-day basis. To register for the Skill Builder, contact Janet Crick at [email protected] or call 227-1771. “Experiences with Social Classes” will be held in the Back Room of the UC from 1-3 p.m. Students involved in Superior Edge will receive two hours toward their Diversity Edge for attending this Skill Builder. There is no cost to attend.