Please join the Futures Initiative on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm at The Graduate Center (Room 9205-9206) for our final fall event, “Who Is Included? Restructuring Our Work and Our World”. A casual reception will follow at 6pm in room 3317.
Whether subtle or overt, the dynamics of inclusion and exclusion are all around us. Classrooms, workplaces, and cultural representations are all sites of welcome or alienation (or both). This timely event will include discussion, hands-on workshop sessions, and even an opera performance—all with the aim of considering the ways in which the structures that surround us do or do not contribute to a sense of belonging and agency. As educators, students, and practitioners, we have an opportunity to help design more equitable futures.
As we wrap up the semester, faculty and students from our Fall 2018 Team-Taught Courses will lead dynamic, participatory sessions that draw on this semester’s fruitful series of courses that are aimed at supporting diversity, equity, and student-centered interdisciplinary learning at the graduate level. The sessions will include:
- Environmental Psychology of Care will focus on the relationships between care and the physical environment.
- Mind the Gap: The Future of Work will deal with the policies, technologies, and social systems that should be anticipated today to ensure positive outcomes for the future of work in an era of significant technological and social change.
- Disability, Culture, and Society will address the ways that representation of disability in literature, art, music, theater, film, and popular culture both reflect and shape cultural understandings of nonconforming identities and extraordinary bodies, affecting the lived experience of people understood as disabled.
Before the end, since we strive to be inclusive by nature, the Futures Initiative Graduate Fellows will lift the curtain and show you the program’s backstage. Thus the audience will be able to see and take part in our kitchen, where we prepare recipes for the future of a more equitable and innovative higher education.
This event is free. Please RSVP, seating is limited!
You can also join us:
- Watching the livestream at bit.ly/FuturesED-live (an edited video will also be available 2-3 weeks following the event)
- Following the hashtag #fight4edu and tweet your questions/comments
- During and after the event, adding your questions and comments to this Google Doc, where you will also find the complete schedule and speaker bios.
Speakers include faculty fellows, graduate students, and Futures Initiative Graduate Fellows and staff. A full list of participants is available on our website.
Please feel free to share this invitation with your network.