RISE stands for Representing Identities of Students in Economics and Political Economy. Professor Sarah Jacobson started this group to help underrepresented students, including women, minorities, LGBTQ, and low-income students feel welcome in the economics department and have a group to possibly advocate for them through organizing events, bringing up issues that have been affecting members of these identities, etc. Members of RISE can work on empowering projects that interest them (or assist others in projects), all in an effort to cultivate awareness, inclusion, and solidarity within the economics and political economy majors. We hope you can join us at our first (and very casual) meeting; refreshments will be served!
To get things going this semester and set a course of action, potential conversation topics include:
Possible affinity advising events
Issues we think the department(s) needs to address
Mutual support events (like the ECON Coffee Hour events done last semester)
Events and things that you would like to see happen…
If you are not able to make this meeting but are interested in helping organize/plan events/activities, or if you have some ideas/suggestions you want to share, feel free to shoot Arkey Barnett an email directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.