Our first Fall 2022 Project MALES Webinar will focus on the experience of formerly incarcerated Latino Men in the higher education system. This webinar is based on research by Dr. Abeyta which was published as a recent journal article and is the focus of Project Male's newest Research Brief (set to be released in early October).
Abstract: Multiple systems of institutional oppression have led to the incarceration (and reincarceration) of Latino men. This study explored the disparities that formerly incarcerated Latino male students encounter while attempting to achieve positive educational outcomes in community college, and advocates for policies, programs, and services that support students in successfully navigating the higher education pipeline. Qualitative research methods were employed to examine conceptions of formerly incarcerated Latino men—among ten male students enrolled at California community colleges. Data collection consisted of semi-structured individual interviews, conducted face-to-face and online. A phenomenological approach guided the design and execution of the study. The findings of this study could be used to inform the work of administrators, faculty, and practitioners at community colleges, such as suggesting strategies for increasing the matriculation and completion of formerly incarcerated Latino men at community colleges.