Author Archives: Mike Rifino

Event recap: Mentors to Leaders

By Mike Rifino|October 30, 2017|Event Recap|0 comments

On September 28th, the Futures Initiative hosted its second event of the Thursday Dialogue series with a panel discussion that focused on the Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership program. The purpose of this panel discussion was to reflectively explore, from its first implementation to the present, how has the Undergraduate Leadership evolved. This panel brought together the Directors, current Leadership fellows, and Futures Initiative Graduate Fellows and faculty in a self-reflective discussion

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Sept. 28: Thursday Dialogue: Mentors to Leaders

By Mike Rifino|September 21, 2017|Announcements, FI Events, Peer mentoring|0 comments

Thursday, September 28 | 12pm to 2pm | Graduate Center, CUNY | Room 9204 | #fight4edu Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue Room: 9204 WHEN: Thursday, September 28, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 Description: This roundtable discussion, the second of the Thursday Dialogues series organized by the Futures Initiative, seeks to reflectively explore the unfolding dynamics of the Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership Program from its first implementation to the present. This

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Bystander Intervention Training

By Mike Rifino|April 6, 2017|Announcements, Events of Interest, FI Events, Of interest|0 comments

Wednesday, April 26 | 5 PM to 7:30 PM EDT, The Graduate Center, Room 9206 |  RSVP  As a continuation of our recent University Worth Fighting For event titled, “Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education,” we contend that such efforts must not only be theoretical and limited to the classroom, but it must also be lived, practical and embodied. To that end (and continuation), we will host a Bystander Intervention/(De)escalation training on

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ARC Student Research Praxis Awards 2017-2018

By Mike Rifino|March 7, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

As part of its effort to encourage student research, the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) will be offering a number of Research Praxis Fellowships for the coming academic year 2017-2018. The Awards are valued at $4,000 each and are for one semester only. To be eligible, you must be a full time registered doctoral student who has completed the First Exam but not yet completed the Second at the time of

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March 6: Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education

By Mike Rifino|February 21, 2017|FI Events|4 comments

Monday, March 6 | 2 PM to 4 PM EST | GC Room 9100 (Skylight Room)| RSVP | Google Doc Twitter Chat: @FuturesED#fight4edu Live stream: http://bit.ly/fight4edu-live Join the Futures Initiative on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 2-4pm for a roundtable discussion on Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education, in which we will share strategies across the globe and highlight the urgent need for abolition and decolonial education. The discussion will (re)focus

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Nov 14: Media Blackness

By Mike Rifino|November 4, 2016|FI Events|0 comments

Monday, November 14 | 12 PM to 2 PM EST | http://bit.ly/Media-Blackness | #fight4edu | RSVP Description  Join the Futures Initiative on Monday, November 14 from 12-1 for “Media Blackness,” an engaged conversation about the rendering of blackness in, across, and through multiple forms of media. The discussion will include multiple perspectives on the intersections of blackness and aesthetics in film, television, digital media, and beyond. Panelists include Cathy N. Davidson (CUNY Graduate Center), Shelly Eversley (Baruch College), Racquel Gates (College of Staten Island) and Michael

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Oct 31: Enacting a Different STEM: Building Equitable Futures Beyond “Diversity”

By Mike Rifino|October 10, 2016|FI Events|1 comments

Monday, October 31 | 1 PM to 3 PM EDT | bit.ly/fight4edu-live | #fight4edu | RSVP Co-sponsored by HASTAC, GC Digital Initiatives, the Software Studies Initiative, the Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity, and America Needs You. Description Join the Futures Initiative on October 31st from 1-3pm for Enacting a Different STEM: Building Equitable Futures Beyond “Diversity.” The discussion will include multiple perspectives on working against structural barriers to support equity and social justice in STEM, both in

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Sept 20: Racism, Xenophobia, and Populism: The Miseducation of the Public

By Mike Rifino|September 12, 2016|FI Events|3 comments

Tuesday, September 20 | 3 PM to 4 PM EDT | bit.ly/fight4edu-live |#fight4edu | RSVP   Description Join us at the Graduate Center on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Skylight Room (Room 9100) for an open, livestreamed panel and discussion featuring Jessie Daniels (Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY), Mary Phillips (Lehman College, CUNY) and Linda Sarsour (Arab American Association of New York). The event will be livestreamed at bit.ly/fight4edu-live. For

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Apr 14: Teaching as Social Justice

By Mike Rifino|March 23, 2016|FI Events|3 comments

Thursday, April 14 | 1 PM to 2 PM EDT | http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live | #fight4edu |#teach4justice | RSVP Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue Room: 9204-9205 WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 Description How can teaching address the unequal distribution of resources, wealth, privilege, and opportunity along axes of race, gender, sexual orientation, and ability? Join us at the Graduate Center on Thursday, April 14 from 1-2pm EDT in

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