The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

March 15 Race in the CUNY Classroom: Workshops on Exploring the Impact of Race and Racism on Teaching



Meet in Rm. 5414

Refreshments served from 5:30-6:00PM


  • Are you a GC student who teaches or plans to?
  • Do you want to explore the ways in which you’ve been racialized?
  • Are you curious how this racialization affects the way you teach?


If so, join us for an evening of workshops facilitated by two highly experienced social justice educators, Diane Goodman (Ed.D.[]) and Durryle Brooks (Ph.D. ABD,[])

Please sign up by emailing Space is limited.

Two workshops will take place simultaneously: one for people of color-identified students and one for white-identified students. We recognize POC-identified and white-identified people have different needs and work to do to break down the effects of racism.  We want to create supportive spaces where people can have honest conversations and address their particular race-related issues and concerns. Sessions will begin and end together, and emphasis will be placed on follow-up opportunities for cross-racial- and further same-race-based conversations.

These workshops will provide a critical starting point for reflecting on and exploring of how white supremacy affects education across CUNY’s campuses, and how, as teaching fellows and adjuncts, we can combat racism’s effects. The work of these workshops will be further supported by events through the Teaching and Learning Center and the Social Justice Pedagogy Committee.

Funding for these workshops has been generously provided by the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), the Futures Initiative, and the English Students Association (ESA).