Global Perspectives on the Fight for Education

MAR 06, 2017 | 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


9100: Skylight Room


March 06, 2017: 2:00 PM-4:00 PM




Futures Initiative


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 a global register and highlight the urgent and scalar 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 Zee Dempster (Graduate Center, CUNY), Zandi Radebe (Lecturer at the University of South Africa), Eve Tuck (Ontario Institute for Education Studies), Marianna Poyares (The New School) 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)).

This panel is the 5th in this year’s series The University Worth Fighting For. This series ties student-centered pedagogical practices to institutional change, race, equality, gender, and social justice. We invite you to also join a Twitter chat on “The Global Fight for Higher Education” on March 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the hashtag #fight4edu.