Events

Dismantling Racism in the Food System

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 and Karen Washington 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. Today’s food system has been shaped by the privatization of public goods and the […]

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

“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 […]

Food Security Governance: Empowering Communities, Regulating Corporations

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 […]

Symposium: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON SLAVERIES IN THE AFRICAN WORLD

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 […]

Film Screening: Rezoning Harlem

Film Screening: Rezoning Harlem

03/05/2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 5414

Rezoning Harlem follows longtime members of the Harlem community as they fight a 2008 rezoning that threatens to erase the history and culture of their legendary neighborhood and replace it with luxury housing, offices, and big-box retail. A shocking expose of how a group of ordinary citizens, who are passionate about the future of one […]

Stories of Struggle: Histories of Childcare Activism at CUNY

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 […]

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 […]

Maiz y el Pais: Political Violence in Mexico and Corn’s Lessons for Justice

02/20/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room 9204

Luz Rivera Martinez of the Consejo National Urbano Campesino (CNUC) and George Caffentzis in conversation. Friday, February 20, 6-8PM. Room 9204 Headlines about Mexico are wildly divergent. While business magazines proclaim “the Mexican Moment” emerging from a slate of recent reforms, news of the murder and disappearance of nearly 50 rural teacher’s college students by […]

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 of […]

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