To kick-off Black History Month, we invite you to attend to a mixer we are co-sponsoring with the Black Law Student Association (BLSA): Black and LatinX Mixer and Black Business Market on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 in Columbia’s Low Memorial Library from 3:30PM to 5:30PM.
Understanding Racial and Cultural Microaggressions Student Workshop
Attend this workshop to gain practical information on how to address microaggressions and encourage self-awareness in and outside of the classroom. Expand your understanding of how brief and commonplace daily verbal and behavioral indignities can have a huge impact on yourself and others.
Featuring:Dr. Kevin Nadal Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice & The Graduate Center - City University of New York. Past President of the Asian American Psychological Association
Facilitator: Kevin Nadal – Professor of Psychology and Mental Health Counseling – John Jay College/Executive Director, LGBTQ/Filipino American Scholarand Community Leader (received Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from TC in 2008)
Join the Teachers College Rural Student Group, the EPSA Student Advisory Council, and TC faculty members, as we view and discuss the hour-long film Class of ‘27. Filmed in the hollows of Appalachia, on native lands of the Upper Midwest and in West Coast migrant camps, the duPont-Columbia Award-winning Class of ’27 presents distinct yet complementary personal stories from places too often ignored in America. Each of the three portraits demonstrates that children from distressed communities, despite their circumstances, are more likely to grow into productive and civically engaged adults if they receive support in their earliest years. Committed to supporting the children’s potential, each community is a place of hope, inspiration and resilience.
Presented by Black Lives Matter in Higher Education
Higher and Postsecondary Education Program
Women of Wakanda: Parallels of Strength and Innovation to Women in the Academy
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
152 Horace Mann
Join us for Black Lives Matter in Higher Education Discussion on March 21st:
Can a coalition of Women save the Academy? What happens when we create a futuristic vision and world where all Women are at the center of it? Based on the acclaimed film Black Panther, we see Black Women at the head of themselves with fully realized potential and with full self-agency. What can we envision for Black Women and their allies in the academy. Can Women save the Academy?
This session will explore doctoral career opportunities beyond the professoriate. Panelists will share useful information about their doctoral experience and post-graduation journeys. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with the panel.
Join #HPSE4BLM for a roundtable discussion surrounding the highly contentious issue of free speech conversations in Higher Education to explore the conflation of free and hate speech and the resulting impact and implications for specific demographics of students, faculty, and staff.
Join us for a conversation honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 50 years after his assassination and 61 years after his famous voting rights speech "Give Us the Ballot." The featured panel will lead us in a discussion about voter suppression, acknowledging progress, highlighting the work at hand, and the work ahead.
April 4th, 2018 6:00pm 179 Grace Dodge Hall Reception to follow
Register here (CASE SENSITIVE) goo.gl/SymLhN
Joe Rogers Director of Public Engagement / Senior Researcher Center for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University
Julie Ebenstein: Senior Attorney , Voting Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union
Peter Egziabher: Counsel & Fellow , Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University
Fredrick Harris: Dean of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences , Professor of Political Science, Director of the Center on African American Politics & Society, Columbia University
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Co-Sponsored by the Teachers College Vice President’s Diversity and Community Initiatives Grant Fund
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and co-sponsored by Black Lives Matter in Higher Education and the Teachers College Vice President's Diversity and Community Initiatives Grant Fund
Days of Resistance: Black Lives Matter in Higher Education
Oral History Exhibit Opening
Black Lives Matter in Higher Education (BLMHE) and the Higher and Postsecondary Education faculty and students are excited to present the opening of the Days of Resistance exhibit.
Days of Resistance is a site-specific multi-media oral history exhibition, across the 2nd floor hallway of Zankel, that reflects on how activist student movements continue to inform and influence not just culture and politics, but also education. This participatory community oral history exhibit seeks to consider the place for these stories which focus on themes of social inequality within higher education. We are driven by the inspiration of the counter-legacy of Black student movements as manifested by BLMHE, and suggest how current actions that innovate on that tradition can offer alternative imaginations for a democratic future.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2nd Floor Hallway of Zankel
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Teachers in Conflict and Displacement: Interactive Design Workshop
This one-day event is an opportunity to draw attention to the challenges faced by teachers in displacement and crisis-affected settings, to foster community around teachers working with marginalized learners in New York City and around the world, and to build on the skills of participants through an interactive human-centered design exercise.
This workshop will provide an opportunity for students, faculty, and greater TC and Columbia University community to:
1. Learn about the realities of being a teacher in a conflict, crisis, or refugee setting through the voices of the teachers in Kakuma refugee camp and Kalobeyei settlement.
2. Engage with the Teachers for Teachers professional development approach that draws on training, peer coaching, and mobile mentoring.
3. Participate in an interactive human-centered design exercise that includes refugee students/teachers as the point of focus.
This workshop will be led by Teachers for Teachers, a group of graduate and students at Teachers College headed by Dr. Mary Mendenhall, who have been supporting refugee and Kenyan teachers in their efforts to improve their own teaching practices in Kakuma Refugee Camp. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for African Education at Teachers College and the Teachers College Vice President's Diversity and Community Initiative Grant Fund. Following the event there will be an optional one-hour session to learn about Teachers for Teachers capacity development approach.
Learn more about Teachers for Teachers: www.tc.columbia.edu/refugeeeducation
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Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs
Office of International Services
Office of International Affairs
Office of Student Affairs
Immigration: Current State of Affairs—Update
DACA, Undocumented Immigrants, Visa Programs
We invite FACULTY and STAFF to an update on recent immigration issues and impacts. Topics will include: Undocumented Immigrants, DACA updates, and visa program updates. Mr. Ware will answer questions about immigration current state of affairs, including employer and family sponsorships and humanitarian applications.
David A.M. Ware, Esq. Founding Partner, Ware Immigration
The Institue for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University
IN conversation with Professor Sonya Douglass Horsford
On Wednesday, May 9th, 6PM-8PM join us for an evening in conversation with Sonya Douglass Horsford, Associate Professor of Education Leadership and Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
As part of IUME’s IN Conversation series, Professor Horsford will discuss her current research interests focused on the politics of race, urban school leadership, and education policy in the post-Civil Rights Era. We will also discuss her latest initiative, the Research Collective on Black Education & Leadership (RCBEL), which aims to generate cross-disciplinary research and dialogue related to the education and leadership of African-descendant people and integrate Black epistemologies and perspectives in education research, policy, and advocacy.
We invite Master's and doctoral students to come and share their research questions and interests in ways that might guide RCBEL's areas of inquiry and future directions.
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EVC Youth Producers will be premiering their films exploring the impact of Transfer Schools for over-aged and under-credited students in NYC and the structural conditions and racial biases that lead to inferior medical care for low income communities of color. There will be Q&A and reception following the screening.
Co-Sponsored by Teachers College Columbia University MASCLAB & The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs
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Show your TC, Columbia University & NYC Pride by registering to march with the Office of Student Affairs on Sunday, June 24th!
Event Details: Team Meet-up: Sunday, June 24th | Columbia University Quad (near Low) for some Pride kick-off Pride March Step-off: 12 pm | noon Register here!
Interested in becoming a TC Team Captain or general questions about the event? Email Josh Mackey, Assistant Director of Residential & Student Life at CU's School of Professional Studies!
NYC Pride History:
The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect.
For more information on NYC Pride March, please visit the NYC Pride webpage.