Film Screening: Rerooting the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation

05/07/2015
7:00 pm
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor
Rerooting the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation: Rerooting the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation was produced by Paper Tiger Television members: Maria Byck, Amanda Matles, Nadia Mohamed, Adrienne Silverman. From food deserts, to the plans to “rightsize” the city, Detroiters resist, rework, and remain resilient given the social and ecological failures of [read more»]

Film Screening: Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits

04/16/2015
7:00 pm
Room 5414
Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits  Ekümenopolis tells the story of Istanbul on a neo-liberal course to destruction. It follows the story of a migrant family from the demolition of their neighborhood to their on-going struggle for housing rights. The film takes a look at the city on a macro level and through the eyes of experts, going from the [read more»]

Film Screening: The Rink

03/26/2015
7:00 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre
The Rink  Branch Brook Park Roller Rink, located in Newark, NJ, is one of the few remaining urban rinks of its kind. This concrete structure is nestled in a public park bordered by public housing and a highway. Upon first glance, the exterior resembles a fallout shelter; however, the streamers and lights of the interior are reminiscent of 1970s roller [read more»]

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 of the city’s most treasured [read more»]

Film screening: My Brooklyn February 17, 7PM

02/17/2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Skylight Conference Room, 9th Floor
  Join us for a screening of My Brooklyn February 17th, 2015 at 7:00 pm / Skylight Room. Followed by a discussion with Kelly Anderson (Filmmaker and Professor in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College), Sharon Zukin (Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center), and Sara Martucci (Doctoral Candidate in Sociology, CUNY [read more»]

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 police quickly silenced [read more»]

Fair Food Program’s 2014 Annual Report Launch

12/11/2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 9206/9207
Please join us for the launch of the Fair Food Program’s 2014 Annual Report Thursday, December 11th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Room 9206,  The Graduate Center, CUNY   Watch the livestream here: http://videostreaming.gc.cuny.edu/videos/video/2488/?live=true Presentation by: Lucas Benitez, Co-Founder, Coalition of Immokalee Workers Sean Sellers, Co-Founder and Senior Investigator, Fair Food Standards Council Judge Laura Safer Espinoza, Executive Director, Fair Food Standards Council [read more»]