Educator, Entrepreneur, Author, and DEI speaker
George Paasewe is an educator, entrepreneur, author, and DEI speaker. Professionally, George is a sociology and career development professor at Bryant & Stratton College in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
As an author, George has published five books. Three are children’s books; the other two are his best-selling book, How Black College Students Learn Code-Switching and the second edition.
As an entrepreneur, George founded Educare Publications, a book publishing company that integrates publishing services into the classroom to teach high school and college students how to write and self-publish a book.
As a DEI speaker, George helps institutions increase their attraction, retention, and graduation rates of students of color through education on the adverse effects of code-switching and how it impacts belonging. In addition, George helps institutions save money and reduce their overall recruitment expenses.
In this thought-provoking session, we delve into code-switching: the practice of adjusting one’s style of speech, appearance, behavior, and expression to a particular context or situation. Unpacking its significance, we’ll delve into the universality of code-switching and how it can burden people of color. Through engaging discussions and real-world examples, we dissect the complexities of code-switching and explore how it shapes personal and cultural identities, influences interpersonal dynamics, and ultimately impacts the crucial feeling of belonging in diverse communities.