The LGBT movement has won some battles, but “victory blindness” threatens these gains, Michelangelo Signorile argues in “It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia and Winning True Equality.” Signorile talks about his ideas for the movement to stay on the offensive —- including bashing gay bashers — with journalist Dan Savage.
Marta Effinger-Crichlow’s book, “Staging Migrations Toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones”, delves into a century of westward migration by African-American women – migration that’s both physical and symbolic. She chairs African-American Studies and is associate professor of theater and literature at New York City College of Technology.
Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of the slain civil rights leader, told graduates of Medgar Evers College to “go out…and make it a better and stronger America.” In her stirring speech at Barclays Center, Evers-Williams said: “Show the way to those who are lost in the prejudice and racism that still exist in this country and…get your education.” Evers-Williams accepted a posthumous Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters on behalf of her late husband.
The CUNY School of Public Health Graduation Recognition Ceremony is an annual event held to honor graduates and awardees from across the four campuses.
This year’s 5th annual Ceremony was held in the Gerald Lynch Theater at John Jay College. Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika, President of the American Public Health Association, was the keynote speaker.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Fiscal Affairs, June 1, 2015.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Faculty, Staff and Administration, June 1, 2015.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Academic Policy, Program and Research, Monday, June 1, 2015.
Standing committee meeting of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Student Affairs and Special Programs, June 1, 2015.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell told grads of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership that immigration reform should be “an essential feature” of the upcoming political season. He also urged graduates to get involved in their communities, saying, “If you want to save the world, just start by saving one kid.”
Gregory Pardlo won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his brilliant and complex collection, “Digest,” where he tackles an astounding range of issues from fatherhood and family to pimps and pop culture. In this podcast, Pardlo, a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center, describes how he chose his subjects and his desire to provoke deep emotion through poetry.