The University Worth Fighting For

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HASTAC is pleased to partner with the Futures Initiative to offer a platform for shared resources, reflections, and events that support the core values of intellectual freedom and education as a public good at a moment when they are severely threatened.

Higher education is under attack on many fronts—and yet it also needs massive transformation. This series looks in both directions at once, renewing support for education as a civic good while also advocating educational reform.

One element of this initiative is a series of livestreamed workshops and discussions designed to tie student-centered, engaged pedagogical practices to institutional change and social justice. We pay special attention to race, gender, diversity, equity, and inequality—and to rethinking the higher education we so urgently need now. We will share details on HASTAC about how to participate in each conversation that we host centrally.

In addition, all HASTAC members are invited to contribute to this conversation by joining this group and posting calls to action, reflections, resources, and events related to the theme or the spirit of the series as a whole. Topics might include intellectual freedom, federally-funded research programs, net neutrality, data and surveillance, public education (K-12 and beyond), racism and xenophobia, immigrants' rights, women’s rights, LGBTQIA rights, economic inequality, decolonization, reparations, abolition, accessibility, environmental studies, media responsibility and accuracy, and arts and humanities funding as they pertain to our work and goals within higher education.

We will help publicize the resources, reflections, and events that you share and make them a part of the University Worth Fighting For as we work together to fight for the values of equity, intellectual freedom, and education as a public good.

University Worth Fighting For Public Events, 2016-2017

Racism, Xenophobia, Populism: The Miseducation of the Public

September 20, 2016 | 3-5pm | Skylight Room
Speakers: Jessie Daniels, Mary Phillips, Linda Sarsour

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Enacting a Different STEM: Building Equitable Futures Beyond “Diversity”

October 31, 2016 | 1-3pm | 9204-9205
Speakers: Jill Bargonetti, Gillian Bayne, Andrew Rosenberg, Sara Vogel

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Media Blackness

November 14, 2016 | 12-2pm | 9204-9205
Speakers: Cathy Davidson, Shelly Eversley, Racquel Gates, Michael Gillespie

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Accessibility, Mobility, and Design

February 8, 2017 | 2-4pm | Skylight Room
Speakers: April Coughlin, Sara Hendren

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Global Perspectives on the Fight for Higher Education

March 6, 2016 | 2-4pm | Skylight Room
Speakers: Marianna Poyares, Arianna Martinez, Zandi Radebe, Cleopatra Funzani Mtembu, Eve Tuck, Zee Dempster

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Spring Symposium: Pedagogy, Research, and Social Change

April 3, 2017 | 10am-5pm | Skylight Room

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University Worth Fighting For Public Events, 2015-2016 

Towards a Pedagogy of Equality Google Doc Forum Video
Peer Mentoring and Student-Centered Learning Google Doc Forum Video
Teaching the Humanities as a Survival Skill Google Doc Forum Video Storify
On and Off the Tenure Track: Careers Paths and Hiring Practices Google Doc Forum Video Storify
Ideas in Circulation: Open Scholarship for Social Justice Google Doc Forum Video Storify
Measuring What Counts: Credentials or Learning? Google Doc Twitter Chat Video Storify
Teaching as Social Justice: Equity, Diversity, Race Google Doc Twitter Chat Video Storify
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