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Commodore Conversations 2021

Panel Description

Session Description:  The American Dream has been referenced throughout history as an ideal for which people strive.  But as the definition of the American Dream varies form person to person, so does access and participation in that dream. This session explores the panelists’ multiple perspectives on this topic.

Panelists:

Dr. Kwaku Obosu-Mensah, Professor of Sociology, Lorain County Community College

Ms. Regan Phillips, Executive Administrative Assistant for the City of Elyria Council Clerk; Community Advocate; Philanthropist

Mr. Ronald Ramsey, Sr., Vietnam Veteran, Retired

Online Resources

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Videos

Sumner, K. (2015, November). How America's public schools keep kids in poverty [Video]. TED Talks. https://www.ted.com/talks/kandice_sumner_how_america_s_public_schools_keep_kids_in_poverty

City Club of Cleveland (2018, November 2). Reclaiming the American Dream [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjy7DRxh7Eg

Vance, J. D. (2016 September). America's forgotten working class. [Video]. Ted   Conferences. https://www.ted.com/talks/j_d_vance_america_s_forgotten_working_class

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