WSCC Humankind Series presents “Growing up Rural”

West Shore Community College Professor of Sociology Dr. Erwin Selimos, will be part of a collaborative book discussion and presentation on social mobility on Oct. 27, part of the WSCC Humankind Series.

West Shore Community College Professor of Sociology Dr. Erwin Selimos, will be part of a collaborative book discussion and presentation on social mobility on Oct. 27, part of the WSCC Humankind Series.

SCOTTVILLE — West Shore Community College is pleased to announce a collaborative book discussion and presentation featuring Dr. Erwin Selimos, WSCC professor of sociology, focusing on social mobility and opportunity gaps at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Ludington Library, 217 E. Ludington Ave., and via Zoom.

The book discussion is part of Mason County District Library’s racial equity book club, which will meet to discuss the book "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis," by Robert Putnam.

The book focuses on themes of social mobility and how the ZIP codes people are born into affect the rest of their lives.

For more information on the racial equity book club, contact Tom Trahey at ttrahey@mcdlibrary.org.

Dr. Selimos will present “Growing Up Rural: Opportunity Gaps for Young People in Rural America,” at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 28, on Zoom.

The presentation explores movement in terms of socio-economic mobility and the movement, for instance, from poverty to middle-class status in society. It will pose questions about job opportunities, the transition to adulthood, and family formation.

This presentation is part of the college’s Humankind series, which this year is focused on the theme of movement. Dr. Selimos holds a Ph.D. in sociology from University of Windsor, is a WSCC professor of sociology and chair of the college’s assessment team.

Professor Selimos’ presentation will be followed by time for questions and discussion with the audience.

The presentation can be accessed via the following link: bit.ly/humankindfall2021.

For more information about the Humankind series, visit westshore.edu, or contact humankind@westshore.edu.