Professor Ofelia García’s Remarks Upon President Emmanuel Macron’s (of the Republic of France) visit to the Graduate Center

By Allison Guess|September 28, 2017|Announcements, Of interest, Reflection, Uncategorized|0 comments

Last month on September 20, 2017, Futures Initiative Faculty Fellow, Professor Ofelia García of Urban Education and Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages, offered her remarks upon President Emmanuel Macron’s (of the Republic of France) visit to the Graduate Center. Read Dr. Ofelia Garcia’s full speech below:   “Buenas tardes Monsieur le président, Madame Macron, Monsieur Blanquer and distinguished guests, Au nom du Graduate Center de l’ Université de la ville

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Greetings, “together we’ll make magic!”

By Frances|September 8, 2017|Announcements|0 comments

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: Futures Initiative’s Bystander Intervention Training

By Allison Guess|June 29, 2017|Event Recap|0 comments

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 5-7:30pm, the Futures Initiative held a Bystander Intervention Training as a continuation of our recent University Worth Fighting For roundtable discussion, “Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education.” This hands-on, practical workshop was an important counterpart to the initial discussion, since efforts towards transformation must not only be theoretical and limited to the classroom, but also lived, practiced and embodied. In my role

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Recap: A Year-End Celebration of the Futures Initiative

By Lisa Tagliaferri|June 17, 2016|Event Recap|0 comments

On May 19, we had the opportunity to celebrate all that our Faculty Fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students, peer mentors, and Graduate Fellows have accomplished throughout the 2015-2016 academic year. We were able to showcase some of the work coming out of the Futures Initiative courses of the 2015-2016 academic year: Encountering Cuba – Global Race, Postcoloniality, Cultural Expression Kandice Chuh and Sujatha Fernandes Global Perspectives on Language and Education

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Thank you, CUNY colleagues, for a wonderful year!

By Katina|May 31, 2016|Reflection|0 comments

As the 2015-2016 academic year comes to a close, the Futures Initiative team is reflecting on what an incredible year this has been, thanks to our colleagues at the Graduate Center and across CUNY. We feel lucky to have had the chance to work closely with so many students, faculty members, librarians, and staff members across the CUNY colleges. Everyone worked unbelievably hard this year on a wide range of

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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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Recap: Measuring What Counts

By Lisa Tagliaferri|March 7, 2016|Event Recap|1 comments

  On Wednesday, March 2nd, the Futures Initiative hosted “Measuring What Counts: Credentials or Learning” at the Graduate Center, CUNY. It is part of our “The University Worth Fighting For” series of events, which will continue on Thursday, April 14 with “Teaching as Social Justice: Equity, Diversity, Race” livestreamed and live in room C197. Futures Initiative Fellow Mike Rifino, a PhD student in Human Development, introduced the event. Our special guests discussed how to measure

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Sept 24: Peer Mentoring and Student-Centered Learning

By Katina|September 10, 2015|FI Events|0 comments

http://bit.ly/FuturesED-live | #fight4edu Details WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue ROOM:   C198 WHEN:   September 24, 2015, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 WATCH ONLINE: http://bit.ly/futuresed-live RSVP NOW HASHTAG: #fight4edu Learn more about the series Description Join us at the Graduate Center on Thursday, September 24 from 1-2 PM in room C198 for an open, livestreamed workshop led by Prof. Kandice Chuh and Futures Initiative Graduate Mentors Hilarie Ashton, Natalie Oshukany, and Rachel Oppenheimer.

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