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“How can white people feel marginalized, feel like a minority in the societies they once defined?”

It's a question Justin Gest explored with an audience at Florida State University on Tuesday, as he presented findings from his book, The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality. Gest, an assistant professor of Public Policy at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, has completed a groundbreaking academic study of Brexit and Trump supporters that provides context to the largely unprecedented shifts of white working-class voters in British and American politics.

Three students have been hard at work this year, creating and organizing workshops on campus about identity, inclusion, diversity and leadership.

Don't miss out on any of the programs and events offered by the Center for Leadership & Social Change, and find out about volunteer and related opportunities on campus and around the community.

What has driven voters in the U.S. and Great Britain toward the right in recent major elections? Join profession Justin Gest on Tuesday as he talks about his groundbreaking academic study on Trump and Brexit supporters, which he writes about in his book, “The New Minority.”

Students at Florida State University will soon have the opportunity to hear Marc Johnston-Guerrero speak about race and diversity at the 2017 Multicultural Leadership Summit.

Johnston-Guerrero’s keynote address will cover multiracial identity especially as it exists in a classroom setting. This is part of this year’s MLS theme, Dumping the Melting Pot: Embracing the Mosaic, which will emphasize the problem of assimilation as a result of viewing diversity in the United States as a melting pot. The summit will explore the impact of acknowledging and celebrating different identities and backgrounds in their many forms rather than treating the country as one people with a singular culture.

Toni Sanchez knows what it’s like to feel like you're never enough.

Find opportunities to get involved at the center, on campus and beyond in this week's "It's About" newsletter.

Ramon Alexander believes in the power of partnerships.

Join the Center for Leadership & Social Change on Oct. 28 for a commUNITY Dialogue that will examine what it means to be patriotic in the United States.

The Community Outreach Program hosts six weekly service trips for students at area nonprofits this semester. Volunteer work ranges from planting in community gardens to tutoring local school children.