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CUNY 1969: What We Learn from a Year of Unrest, Student Activism, and the Struggle for Black and Puerto Rican Representation at CUNY

February 8, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

In spring 1969, CUNY students, faculty, and community activists mobilized in efforts to reshape CUNY and reverse its systemic disenfranchisement of Black and Puerto Rican communities. To reengage with this story in our present context, the Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning has launched The CUNY 1969 Project, an interactive and Open Educational Resource (OER) platform that explores the Five Demands protest movement and the struggle for Open Admissions through an applied showcase of CUNY’s institutional archives. This panel will invite three CUNY scholars who are researching and teaching with the CUNY 1969 Project and the history it highlights: Dr. Karanja Keita Carroll, Professor Dasharah Green, and Dr. Kashema Hutchinson. The panelists will lead a discussion on the legacy of 1969 at CUNY, its survival within various CUNY archives, and how they bring it into their classrooms. We invite faculty, staff, and students across CUNY to join in the spirit of solidarity with historically marginalized New York City students and the ongoing struggle to represent diverse populations in curriculum and departments.

Registration in advance is required. Limited seating available. Register here (in-person or live streaming). Live stream will be available on the Baruch Computing and Technology (BCTC) YouTube channel.

This panel discussion is made possible by a grant from Transforming Learning in the Humanities, as well as the CUNY Open Educational Resources (OER) grant.


February 8, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST


NVC 14-280
55 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10010 United States


Center for Teaching & Learning