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

By Mike Rifino|January 14, 2016|FI Events|1 comments

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

By Cathy Davidson|November 28, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

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

By Allison Guess|October 7, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

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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