Recap: Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill

Cathy Davidson with panelists at Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill Workshop 10/22/15

Working together with the GC Teaching and Learning Center, and LaGuardia Community College, this session of The University Worth Fighting for was convened by:
 

  • Cathy N. Davidson, Director, The Futures Initiative and Co-Director, The Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Eduardo Vianna, Professor, Psychology, LaGuardia Community College and one of our Futures Initiative Faculty Fellows
  • Mike Rifino, doctoral student, Human Development, and Futures Initiative Graduate Fellow;
  • Vanessa Bing, Professor, Psychology, LaGuardia Community College

 
We were also happy to have several LaGuardia Community College members in attendance: Demetrios Kapetanakos, Assistant Professor, English; Dahlia Elsayed, Associate Professor, Fine Arts; Jade E. Davis, Associate Director of Digital Learning Projects; and several recent graduates of the college.


A community college student discusses her experience at the 10/22/15 Futures Initiative event

In addition to a full-house at the live event, there were 55 viewers on the livestream today.

Countries that tweeted #fight4edu on 10/22/15

86 Twitter users tweeted the #fight4edu hashtag 268 times today.

Twitter users that tweeted #fight4edu on 10/22/15

Please see the resources below for a recap and further reading about our workshop Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill:
 

 
Ruth Wilson Gilmore weighs in during the discussion at the 10/22/15 Futures Initiative event

Ruth Wilson Gilmore concluded “Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill” on an inspiring note: “The nobility of our profession is to teach as many people as possible and make the mission of changing the world our collective mission.”