Doctor, Lawyer, or Activist? Navigating Cultural/Familial Expectations as “First” Generation

This identity caucus seeks to provide a safe space for first-generation immigrants, children of immigrants, and first-generation college students of color to discuss their experiences with navigating activism, especially around reproductive justice, with cultural expectations. There are certain expectations for children of immigrants or first-generation students of color: that when a family has made sacrifices, the child must do “better” or climb the economic ladder of success. We are creating this space as two individuals who struggle to explain our reproductive justice work to our families, and welcome others with similar experiences to join us for a facilitated discussion and strategy sharing session. This identity caucus will be a closed space for to those who self-identify as children of immigrants, immigrants, or first-generation students of color.


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