You are invited to join the Futures Initiative for a live-streamed, one-hour workshop on engaged pedagogy as a way of modeling a more egalitarian society. The workshop will take place on August 28 at 1 pm at the CUNY Graduate Center, rm. 9204, and will be facilitated by Professor Cathy Davidson. This workshop opens The University Worth Fighting For, a series of workshops that tie student-centered, engaged pedagogical practices to institutional change, race, equality, gender, and social justice. To attend in person, RSVP now! Or, watch the livestream at bit.ly/FuturesED-live.
To help build momentum prior to this workshop, we also invite you to join this student-led reading group, “Towards a Pedagogy of Equality.” This public, student-led discussion is open to anyone for the next month on the learning community, HASTAC. The workshop on August 28 at the Graduate Center is intended to build upon the online conversation. Instead of a conventional academic talk, we hope to highlight many diverse voices in the workshop, and include as many creative, activist, non-traditional approaches to pedagogy as possible.
Suggested Readings and Viewings:
- Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Chapter Two (widely available online)
- Samuel Delany, “The Polymath” (video)
- Cathy N. Davidson, “Why Start with Pedagogy? 4 Good Reasons, 4 Good Solutions”
HASTAC has invited Futures Initiative Graduate Fellow and HASTAC Scholar Danica Savonick to get us started on our first conversation. Danica is a doctoral student in English at the Graduate Center, CUNY and an educator at Queens College. She has posted several blogs on pedagogy and equality on HASTAC (on collaborative pedagogy and social justice, teaching #BlackLivesMatter, and designing collaborative digital projects). Danica is currently writing a dissertation on pedagogy and social justice.
Join the Conversation
Anyone can join the conversation, any member can post. We encourage lively debate, respectful of difference. We hope undergraduate and graduate students anywhere will join this conversation, and we hope faculty members might challenge their students to contribute to this public forum by posting in the Comments section.
You can also join us on Twitter for an ongoing dialogue using the hashtag #fight4edu.