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Empowered, Penn Undergraduate and African Studies Student Is Working to Expand Access to Education

February 23, 2017

Madison Dawkins has devoted her undergraduate career and the years leading to it to being an advocate for underprivileged minorities.

At Penn, Dawkins, who is majoring in political science, is one of the directors of mentorship for an organization called Women Speak that provides campus dialogues on women’s issues.

She’s also creating her own minor on race and criminal justice in the Africana Studies department. Through this minor, Dawkins wants to investigate why minority populations are disproportionately affected by the justice system and to look at some of the programs prisons offer.

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