Join the Futures Initiative on Monday, March 6, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm 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. 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 will be moderated by Allison Guess (Futures Initiative Fellow, GC Doctoral Student in Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geography). Space is limited, so please RSVP if you plan to join us.

Schedule of Events
2-3pm: Marianna Poyares (Occupy Brazil, high schools & Universities); Zandi Radebe (Demands for Decolonial Edu. in South Africa); and Cleopatra Funzani Mtembu (Student organizing & Fallist Movement, South Africa)

3-4pm: Eve Tuck (Indigenous & Decolonial Education in Canada); Zee Dempster (PSC-CUNY & why get involved); and Arianna Martinez (Sanctuary Movement at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY)

4-5pm: Join us online for a Twitter chat led by HASTAC Scholars, using the hashtag #fight4edu
How to Join Us

The discussion will be co-sponsored by The Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Women of Color Network at The Graduate Center at CUNY, HASTAC and The Center for the Humanities

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