A New Member of the Team

By Christina|September 12, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

I hope your semester is off to a good start! I am thrilled to join the Futures Initiative Fellows this year and it already has been such a wonderfully packed, enriching beginning to the semester just a few weeks into classes. The event that Frances Tran organized, Pedagogies of Dissent for Asian American Studies, has got me thinking about how the tools and methodologies of Asian American Studies can deepen my literary

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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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Recap: Teaching as Social Justice

By Lisa Tagliaferri|April 17, 2016|Event Recap|1 comments

On Thursday, April 14th, the Futures Initiative hosted “Teaching as Social Justice: Equity, Diversity, Race” at the Graduate Center, CUNY. This was the capstone event of our “The University Worth Fighting For” series of events of the 2015-2016 academic year. Learn more about the series here. During this workshop, we discussed how teaching can address the unequal distribution of resources, wealth, privilege, and opportunity along axes of race, gender, sexual

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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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“Edge Tools in a Digital World”: March 8

By Allison Guess|February 24, 2016|Events of Interest, Of interest|2 comments

The Social Science Research Council, in partnership with the New York Public Library, is launching a three-part series of events titled, “Edge Tools in a Digital World” featuring John Seely Brown, Yochai Benkler, and David Krakauer, among other amazing contributors in the digital and media worlds. With a focus on complexity and design, these conversations seek to underscore creative approaches that might advance understandings and guide action in this increasingly

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16th Annual National Imagining America Conference: Oct 6-8, 2016

By Allison Guess|February 24, 2016|Events of Interest, Of interest|0 comments

Please save the date! On October 6-8, 2016, the 16th Annual National Imagining America Conference will take place. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, registration opens June 15. According to Imagining America’s website, the goal of the conference is to “enable people to build and sustain relationships that link stories, fulfill the democratic purposes of higher education, and address collective challenges.” See the 2016 call for participation. To submitt a proposal (deadline is April 4,

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Mar 2: Measuring What Counts: Credentials or Learning?

By Mike Rifino|February 11, 2016|FI Events|0 comments

Wednesday, March 2 | 1 PM to 2 PM | http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live | #fight4edu | RSVP Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue Room: C197 WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 Description Join us at the Graduate Center on Wednesday, March 2 from 1-2pm in room C197 for an open, livestreamed workshop on metrics, assessment, equity, and finding ways to measure what we really

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Recap: Ideas in Circulation

By Lisa Tagliaferri|February 9, 2016|Event Recap|1 comments

  On Friday, February 5th, the Futures Initiative hosted “Ideas in Circulation: Open Scholarship for Social Justice” at the Graduate Center, CUNY.   Futures Initiative Fellow Allison Guess, a PhD student in Earth and Environmental Sciences, introduced the event and provided context. Our special guests discussed access, equality, and diversity in the context of open scholarship, and scholarly communication:   April Hathcock Librarian for Scholarly Communications, NYU Matthew K. Gold Associate

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