Food Justice, Food Sovereignty: Building Global Solidarity towards a Just Food System

04/17/2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 9204
Emerging from the Civil Rights Movement, Food Justice embodies the struggles of local communities in the United States for racial justice in the food system. Outside the US, peasants and indigenous people defend the idea of Food Sovereignty, the right of local communities to define their own food policies - what to plant and what to eat. Despite their different origins, both Food Justice and Food Sovereignty represent the goal of moving towards a more Just Food System. [read more»]

Transnational Movement Building

04/09/2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Room C202
Emilio Spataro–from the Guardianes del Ibera movement, Corrientes, Argentina–joins us in a discussion on bringing students, environmental and social justice activists in the USA together with rural communities in Argentina to stop Harvard University from destroying one of the world’s largest wetlands and exploiting indigenous communities. April 9, 2014
7:00-9:00pm
Room C202, CUNY GC A reception will be held [read more»]

BDS and Academic Freedom

04/02/2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor
Panelists: Professor Bill Mullen (Purdue), Radhika Sainath (Palestine Solidarity Legal Support), Sherry Wolf (International Socialist Review), Professor Ashley Dawson (College of Staten Island/Graduate Center, CUNY) Moderator: Christopher Stone (Hunter/Graduate Center, CUNY) April 2, 2014
7:00-9:00pm
Room C202-205, CUNY GC This event will be livestreamed and recorded here: http://videostreaming.gc.cuny.edu/videos/channel/66/ Following the official endorsement of the American Studies [read more»]

Commons Against and Beyond Capitalism

04/10/2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Room 9205
The concept of "The Commons" has become ubiquitous in the political, economic, and even the real estate language of our time; conservatives and anarchists alike use it in their political interventions. How, then, might the term's meaning and significance be clarified to help point beyond the capitalist horizon? On April 10, join George Caffentzis, Silvia Federici, and AK Thompson to discuss this question. [read more»]