Dismantling Racism in the Food System

03/18/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 9206/9207
A talk by Eric Holt-Giménez  and discussion led by Marc Edelman. Today’s food system has been shaped by the privatization of public goods and the deregulation of corporate capital, leading to the highest levels of global inequality in economic history. The staggering social and environmental costs of this transition have hit people of color the hardest; paring back health, [read more»]

Feminist Perspectives on Resistance and Solidarity in Palestine and Israel

02/27/2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room C201
The Center for the Study of Women and Society
presents:
Feminist Perspectives on Resistance and Solidarity in Palestine and Israel Rabab Abdulhadi and Simona Sharoni met over twenty five years ago and have collaborated on multiple projects. They will discuss the following topics: the distorted dominant media coverage of the assault which ignored the power disparities between [read more»]

Food Security Governance: Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations

03/10/2015
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor
The University Food Policy Collaborative of New York City presents A panel discussion celebrating the release of a new book by Nora McKeon: Food Security Governance: Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations Today’s global food system generates hunger alongside of land grabs, food waste, health problems, massive greenhouse gas emissions. Nora McKeon’s just-released book explains why we find ourselves in this situation and [read more»]

“Private Capital for Public Good”: Social Impact Bonds and the New Market-Based ‘Public Responsibility’ Initiatives

03/10/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sociology Lounge, Room 6112
Presentation by Robert Ogman, Doctoral Researcher at De Montfort University (U.K.) March 10, 2015
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sociology Lounge, Graduate Center, CUNY. This presentation focuses on Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) as part of an emerging crisis governance strategy. Against many expectations, post-2008 developments did not follow a “postneoliberal” trajectory (Brand and Sekler 2009), but rather deepened modes [read more»]

Pablo Iglesias of PODEMOS, introduced by Amy Goodman (Democracy Now)

02/17/2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Proshansky Auditorium
  Hope is Changing Sides: Understanding Spain’s Political Change Pablo Iglesias of PODEMOS, introduced by Amy Goodman (Democracy Now) Proshansky Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue Tuesday, February 17th, 1-3pm. This event will be LIVESTREAMED: Go to videostreaming.gc.cuny.edu  and click on the link in the “Live Videos” box on the upper right hand side of the page.  The talk is [read more»]

Stories of Struggle: Histories of Childcare Activism at CUNY

03/04/2015
6:00 pm
Sociology Lounge, Room 6112
Tahir Butt, Sujatha Fernandes, Alyssia Osorio, James Small, LaTrella Thornton will join us.
What can we learn from CUNY’s past? Join scholars and activists who were involved in the fight for childcare during the period of open admissions at City College in the 1970s as they explore the history of childcare activism at CUNY. Students fighting to preserve [read more»]

The People, Place, and Space Reader: Book Launch

02/19/2015
6:30 pm
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor
The People, Place, and Space Reader Book Launch
with editors Jen Jack Gieseking, William Mangold, Cindi Katz, Setha Low, and Susan Saegert
February 19th, 2015
6.30-8.30 pm
Skylight Room (8th Floor), Graduate Center, CUNY. The People, Place, and Space Reader brings together the writings of scholars from a variety of fields to make sense [read more»]

Symposium: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON SLAVERIES IN THE AFRICAN WORLD

03/06/2015
All Day
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor
On the heels of the international conference on “Slavery in Africa” held in Kenya and Kwasi Konadu’s Transatlantic Africa, which tells the story of transatlantic slaving through African optics and voices, this symposium brings together leading thinkers of global slaveries in the African world to share their work through a full-day of engaged dialogue, offering new perspectives and directions. March [read more»]