Much has been said, studied, and stereotyped about the Millennial generation, but what of Generation Z, those born in the early 1990s to mid 2000s? According to Forbes, Generation Z made up 25 percent if the U.S. population in 2015, which makes the cohort larger than the Millennial and Baby Boomer generations.
On Thursday, March 21, Dr. Corey Seemiller will present “Who is Generation Z?: Determined. Open-Minded. Compassionate,” at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center. Seemiller’s free presentation will explain the characteristics, motivations, values and preferences of society’s latest demographic to come of age.
“Dr. Seemiller’s presentation will shed some light on this new group of young people that is passionate about discovering solutions to our local, national, and global problems,” said Patty Robinson, faculty director of civic and community engagement initiatives at the college. “They represent a generation concerned with equity, civility, and mutual respect.”
A seasoned educator, researcher, and speaker on Generation Z, Seemiller has been featured in a wide range of publications around the world, including NPR and The New York Times. Her TED Talk on Generation Z at TEDxDayton has garnered more than 100,000 views.
Seemiller is the author of “Generation Z Goes to College,” “Generation Z Leads,” and her most recent book, “Generation Z: A Century in the Making,” is gaining nationwide acclaim and recognition.
With more than 20 years of working in a college setting, Seemiller is currently a faculty member in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University.
Seemiller’s PAC presentation “Who is Generation Z?: Determined. Open-Minded. Compassionate,” will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available for the duration of the event.
On Friday, March 22, Seemiller will also lead a free interactive workshop for those who wish to learn how to engage with Generation Z at home, school or in the workplace from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Mentry Hall (Room 343). RSVP is required.
To RSVP for the “Engaging and Working with Generation Z” workshop, please email email@example.com or call (661) 362-3992.