Event Recap: Futures Initiative Spring Forum–“Publics, Politics, and Pedagogy: Remaking Higher Education for Turbulent Times”

Event Recap: Futures Initiative Spring Forum–“Publics, Politics, and Pedagogy: Remaking Higher Education for Turbulent Times”

Links: Video Recording of livestream – Coming soon! | #fight4edu Note to readers: The Futures Initiative would like to extend our deepest admiration and thanks to Dr. Frances Tran, Postdoctoral Fellow and Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative. Frances worked tirelessly to craft and organize this forum, guide faculty members and students in shaping their sessions, coordinate all of the logistical details with our team, and see the event through

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OUR LIVES MATTER!

                                                                                      2017 Fall 2150 students taking a picture in front of the colorful Our Lives Matter Index cards they created. The poignant and transformative things they wrote is the

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Greetings, “together we’ll make magic!”

Now that the fall semester is in full swing, I thought that I would finally write to introduce myself to the Futures Initiative’s virtual communities. My name is Frances Tran and this year I will be serving as a Postdoctoral Fellow and the Interim Associate Director of the Futures Initiative, while our Director of Administration and Programs, Katina Rogers, is on parental leave. Despite the volatility of our current political

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Recap: Teaching as Social Justice

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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Feb 5: Ideas in Circulation: Open Scholarship for Social Justice

Friday, February 5 | 1 PM to 2 PM | http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live | #fight4edu | RSVP Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue Room: 9205 WHEN: Friday, February 5, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 Description Join us at the Graduate Center on February 5 from 1-2 PM for an open, livestreamed discussion with several special guests: April Hathcock (Librarian for Scholarly Communications, NYU) Matthew K. Gold (Associate Professor of English

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Why We Started HASTAC: Changing Learning, Institutions, and Society for Social Justice

HASTAC since its inception has had several pillars (and the Futures Initiative, for CUNY and the Graduate Center), embodies those as well.  HASTAC has been a “free and open community” from the beginning, open to anyone who signs onto the website and observes our principles of respect and contributes to our wide-ranging areas of interest embodied, in the most general way, by the slogan:  “Changing the Way We Teach and

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Oct. 8 Book Discussion with Margaret Randall and Professor Sujatha Fernandes

Book Discussion When: Thursday, October 8, 2015 Time: 6:30pm Where: The Graduate Center at CUNY 365 Fifth Ave., Between 34th & 35th,  Skylight Room (9100) New York, NY 10016 “Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression” As a part of the Futures Initiative’s Encountering Cuba class, join social activist, poet and author of the recent publication “Haydée Santamaría” (2015), Margaret Randall, for a discussion of her book with CUNY professor, Sujatha

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