About the event

Join the Futures Initiative on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 2-4pm for a roundtable discussion on “Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education," in which we will share strategies across the globe and highlight the urgent need for abolition and decolonial education. The discussion will (re)focus our collective attention on how the university can be repurposed to serve the larger public towards liberatory ends. Guest speakers include:

Marianna Poyares (The New School), Zandi Radebe (University of South Africa), Cleopatra Funzani Mtembu (University of South Africa), Zee Dempster (Graduate Center, CUNY), Eve Tuck (Ontario Institute for Education Studies), and Arianna Martinez (LaGuardia Community College, CUNY); the discussion has been organized by and will be moderated by Allison Guess (Futures Initiative Fellow, GC Doctoral Student in Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geography)).

This roundtable discussion is the 5th in this year’s series The University Worth Fighting For and it ties liberation pedagogical practices to race, class, gender and institutional change.

We invite you to also join a Twitter chat on “The Global Fight for Higher Education” lead by HASTAC Scholars on March 6th from 4p.m. to 5 p.m. at the hashtag #fight4edu.

Please click here to RSVP.

Cosponsored by The Futures Initiative, The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Women of Color Network at The Graduate Center at CUNY, HASTAC.

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