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Celebration of TC's Diversity Initiative

President Susan Fuhrman (Ph.D. '77)
invites you to a
Celebration of TC's Diversity Initiatives

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 P.M.
Hosted By: Teachers College and
Kevin Jennings (M.A. '94), Founder of GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian an Straight Education Network) and
recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award
Location: Streamline Circle, 450 West 14th Street, 9th Floor, New York City

For questions, please call Paulina Melin at 212.678.3215.


TC's latest Diversity Initiatives


The Sexuality, Women, and Gender Project (SWG)
SWG was created to envision and implement the next wave of theories and practices to improve the well-being of sexual minorities individuals (lesbian, gay, bisexual), transgender or gender non-conforming persons, and women  at Teachers College. As part of the Counseling and Clinical Psychology department, a world-renowned training ground for the next generation of educators, researchers, practitioners, administrators and activists, SWG’s mission is to play a vital role to develop research, curriculum and programming on campus and with partners beyond Columbia University. SWG currently offers a Master’s concentration and the first graduate level course on transgender issues in New York, TC’s first permanent course on LGBTQ Issues, as well as coursework on maternal mental health.

SWG works across departments within TC and with Columbia University to promote the interdisciplinary dialogues needed to solve complex, real-world challenges across academic fields. It was founded in 2012 by Drs. Aurelie Athan, Melanie Brewster, and Ridhi Sandil. For more information about SWG, please visit www.swgproject.org

LGBTQ Diversity Scholarship
In 2014 TC partnered with the Tyler Clementi Foundation to offer a scholarship to a TC student pursuing a career that supports LGBTQ populations in the fields of health, education or psychology.

More about TC's Legacy of Diversity...

1898: James Earl Russell teaches the first course in Foreign school systems, launching the field of comparative and international education and allowing students to learn from other cultures and educational models.

1933: Southern states offer out of state scholarships for the black college graduates, to TC becomes the premier destination for black educators seeking a master’s degree.

1952: Shirley Chisholm graduates from TC and goes on to become the first African American woman elected to Congress and the first to make a major party Presidential nomination.

1973: Professor Edmund W. Gordon founds the Institute for Urban and Mnority Education.

1997: The Heritage School, founded by TC art and Art Education Professor Judith Burton, open is East Harlem with support from TC Trustee Joyce Berger Cowin. The Heritage School is a community-based institution committed to celebrating the culture of its students and incorporating those cultures into instruction.

2005: TC launches the Campaign for Educational Equity that champions the right of all children to attain meaningful educational opportunity and works to define and secure the full range of resources and services necessary.

2007: TC helps Jordan improve its public schools and hosts Jordanian teachers in its summer certificate program in the Teaching of English to Sparkers of Other Languages (TESOL).

2012: The Sexuality, Women, and  Gender Project is created to implement  the next wave of theories and practices in these research areas, working both on campus and with external partners.

2013: Televisa provides a fellowship for TC students with an interest in improving  K-12 education for latinos/as and the professional development of teachers focused on improving outcomes for
latino/a students.

2014: TC partners with the Tyler Clementi  Foundation to offer a scholarship to a TC student pursuing a career that supports  LGBTQ populations in the fields of health, education, or psychology.

2014: TC offers three full scholarships to graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities who will pursue a master’s degree.


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