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Upcoming PublicsLab events with Dr. Lorgia García Peña

In mid-September, the PublicsLab, in collaboration with Transformative Learning in the Humanities, will welcome Dr. Lorgia García Peña to the GC for a discussion of her new book Community as Rebellion: A syllabus for surviving academia as a woman of color (2022, Haymarket Press). Please let students know about these upcoming events! Thank you!

Best,

Stacy

Community as Rebellion: A Conversation with Dr. Lorgia García Peña (VIRTUAL)
Wednesday, September 14 @ 6 – 7:15 PM Eastern
RSVP here.Join the PublicsLab and Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH) for a conversation with Professor Lorgia García Peña, Mellon Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University, on her groundbreaking new book, Community as Rebellion: A syllabus for surviving academia as a woman of color (2022, Haymarket Press). In conversation with PublicsLab Faculty Lead and Associate Professor of Anthropology Professor Bianca Williams, Professor García Peña will offer practices for creating liberatory spaces within institutions that are historically and perhaps inherently violent, colonialist, exclusionary, and inequitable. The conversation will consider how we –– as teachers, activists, and scholars –– can resist the academy’s extractive and exploitative practices, and how we might transform existing institutional spaces in ways that create more liberation and cultivate community for students and faculty of color.

Accessibility: ASL and CART will be provided.

Unmasking Academia: An Honest Conversation about the Challenges Ahead (IN-PERSON at the GC)

Friday, September 16 @ 12-1:30 PM Eastern

RSVP here.

The PublicsLab and Transformative Learning in the Humanities (TLH) invites currently-enrolled graduate students at the CUNY Graduate Center to join Dr. García Peña for an in-person workshop to discuss her book, Community as Rebellion: A syllabus for surviving academia as a woman of color (2022, Haymarket Press), in greater detail and be in community with one another.

Everyone is welcomed, but Prof. García Peña encourages students to read Community as Rebellion prior to attending for a richer conversation. Please see our website for details on how to pick up a free copy.

This event will be held in-person at the GC (exact room will be emailed to registrants as the event gets closer). A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP for the workshop by registering on Eventbrite here! We have only 30 spots for GC students for this event, so please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Please note: Due to our limited capacity, if you realize you can no longer make the workshop, please cancel your ticket so we can release the space to the next person on the wait list.

Stacy M. Hartman, PhD (she/her)
Director of the PublicsLab
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave.
212-817-7224
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