Bystander Intervention Training

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

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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Spring Symposium: Pedagogy, Research, and Social Change

By Danica Savonick|March 14, 2017|FI Events|

The University Worth Fighting For Spring Symposium: Pedagogy, Research, and Social Change Monday, April 3 William P. Kelly Skylight Conference Room 10 – 6 Public Google Doc Join faculty and students from this year’s team-taught courses, Futures Initiative Peer Mentors, and the Humanities Alliance for this daylong symposium celebrating their work that connects student-centered learning to institutional and social change. Please RSVP here. This is especially important if you will

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March 6: Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education

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

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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The Public and Publics: A Day-Long Conference, March 30

By Katina|February 15, 2017|Announcements, FI Events|

The Public and Publics: A Day-Long Conference Setha Low and Amy Chazkel, co-organizers Sponsored by The Futures Initiative, the Public Space Research Group, Center for Human Environments, and the Center for the Humanities Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Location: The Segal Theater at the Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Keynote speaker: Don Mitchell, Uppsala University, Sweden Schedule for the

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February 8: Accessibility, Mobility, and Design

By Jessica|January 20, 2017|FI Events|

Wednesday, February 8 | 2 PM to 3 PM EST | GC Room 9100 (Skylight Room) | RSVP Twitter Chat: @FuturesED#fight4edu Live stream: http://bit.ly/fight4edu-live Live captioning: http://www.streamtext.net/player?event=FI-CUNY Google Doc: http://bit.ly/fight4edu-accessibility The Graduate Center has a wheelchair accessible entrance at the southeast corner of 35th St. and 5th Avenue. If you need any accommodations to be able to participate comfortably in this event, please contact us at [email protected] Description: Join the Futures Initiative on Wednesday, February

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Nov 14: Media Blackness

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

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|

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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Welcome to a new academic year!

By Katina|September 15, 2016|Announcements, FI Events|

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to another great year ahead for the Futures Initiative.  We are anticipating another year full of great ideas and inspiring people—and we look forward to your participation in our common project. Advancing equity and innovation in higher education is a big goal—and a vague one.  It is through the work that we all do, together, that we are able to find ways to

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

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

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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