Category Archive: Discussions & Teach-Ins

“Democracy in Action” Teach-In at Medgar Evers on Monday

The Medgar Evers Coalition (MEC) has announced a summer teach-in on Democracy in Action! on Monday, June 25 at noon. This teach-in comes on the heels of two votes of no-confidence in the president and provost of the college for gender discrimination and cuts to student services.


CUNY students and the Free University to stand in solidarity with Quebec students on May 22

On Tuesday in New York City, CUNY students and a pop-up of the Free University will stand in solidarity with Quebec students who will be marching in record numbers, in defense of the right to protest, and for the right to education as we determine it.

“Two generations of social movement leaders in conversation about past, present and future political change on 5/16,” Hunter School of Social Work

Two generations of social movement leaders in conversation about past, present and future political change. Wednesday, May 16th Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College 2180 Third Avenue at East 119th Street… Continue reading

Kingsborough students organize “99 Voices for Trayvon Martin” Teach-In

Videography documents the Free University (with post-event press release)

Rhodes Pictures has released a short documentary with interviews from students, teachers, and co-creators of the Free University held on May 1, 2012 at Madison Square Park. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Free University” in… Continue reading

CUNY Baccalaureate hosts May Day get together, 6pm Rm 6412 at Grad Center

CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies is organizing a spring get together for students, alumni, and faculty. The event will take place on May 1, 2012, in Room 6412 at the Graduate… Continue reading

David Graeber discusses “Debt: The First 5000 Years” at Hunter College Public Policy Institute 4/19, 5:30pm

April 19, 2012 Book Discussion with David Graeber, Author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years, in conversation with Jonathan Conning, Associate Professor of Economics at… Continue reading

Graduate Center gets ready for May Day

Direct Action Training Thursday April 5 4pm-6pm rm 5409 A training in the skills of nonviolent direct action, what to expect in crowd and arrest situations, and how to organize collectively to make change by putting your… Continue reading

BMCC event focuses on stop and frisk, justice for Trayvon Martin and Ramarley Graham 4/4 2-4pm

The BMCC Student Government Association and BMCC Students United are co-sponsoring an event on April 4, 2012 from 2–4pm in the Cafeteria. The event will focus on stop and frisk and what to do… Continue reading

“Student Movement & Activism Panel” at York College 4/5, 12pm

Thursday, April 5, 2012 12:00pm York College, Room 4M06 It is time we fight for the issues which affects CUNY, our communities, and our world! Featuring: Prof. George White, Who will talk on… Continue reading

“Solidarity: Scholarship, Activism, Aesthetics” 3/30 10am-3pm at Graduate Center

The Committee on Globalization and Social Change presents a discussion of issues related to solidarity, both within and outside CUNY.

“Student Movements Across the Americas: Privitization, Students Debt, Tuition Hikes” 3/29 at Baruch

[Updated 3/29/2010 @ 10:30pm] Video of the event is available below and at On Thursday, March 29, Bottom Up Baruch will host Sergio Fernandez of M.A.N.E. Colombia’s National Student Union to talk about student movements… Continue reading

The Second Imaginarium 3/22 6:15pm

The Imaginarium – OCCUPY CUNY GC Thursday March 22nd 6:15PM – 7:45PM Rm 6304.02 ——————————————————————————————————– The Knowledge-Werk Working Group will be convening the second meeting of the Imaginarium this coming Thursday at the… Continue reading

Uprisings!! From Athens to Wall Street: Reflections on Occupy Movements in Greece and the U.S.

MONDAY March 19, 2012 6:30-8:30pm CUNY Graduate Center Room 6107 365 Fifth Ave, Manhattan Join scholar-activists and friends for a discussion on the past, present and future of uprisings and occupy movements in Athens and… Continue reading

“They Can’t Stop the Push”: Lessons from the University of Puerto Rico’s 2010-2011 student strikes

Thursday March 15, 2012
Graduate Center, Rm 5414

Join a conversation with student activists Marimer Berberena and Alicia M. Petru, as they share their experiences and the lessons learned throughout the high and low points of the student struggle in Puerto Rico.

Occupy Queens College launches new website, announces Conversation and General Assembly on 2/29/2012

Occupy Queens College has launched a new website ( to publicize events and actions. Two events are planned for Wednesday, February 29. A Conversation w/ OWS Activists – Wed, Feb 29, free hour… Continue reading

March 1 Teach-In at Baruch examines austerity and privitization’s threat to public education

RSVP at March 1 Student Teach-In 12:30 NVC 5-160

March 1 Teach-In at Hunter addresses tuition, Pathways, securitization, privatization, and public funding

National Day in Defense of Public Education  TEACH-IN Thursday, March 1, 2012 11AM – 2PM Lang Hall, 4th floor, Hunter North The Hunter PSC Chapter is campaigning to protect City and State funding… Continue reading

Center for Humanities speakers address OWS, reclaiming space, and reinventing protest

Feb 27, 2012, 6:00pm | Graduate Center, The Skylight Room (9100) Freedom to Occupy? Reclaiming Space and Reinventing Protest Radhika Balakrishnan, Helena Ribeiro, Ken Wark, Moustafa Bayoumi The Occupy Movement, originating at Wall Street, but spreading rapidly… Continue reading

Dissent and Civility CUNY Style

An open meeting and discussion with CUNY students, staff, and faculty to address free expression and safety within the university. Wednesday, 8 February 2012 CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue) 8th Floor Cafeteria… Continue reading

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