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Thursday
12
APR

Poetry, Protest, and the People in Curriculum Studies Conference

18:30
20:30
The Center for the Humanities
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Join us for a special performance of "Building Blocks: Colorful Minds" by the young artists of Epic Theatre Ensemble, followed by keynote presentations from Dr. Limarys Caraballo and Dr. Peter Taubman for the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference: "Poetry, Protest, and the People in Curriculum Studies." Free and open to the public.

The Public Education and Racial Justice research team as part of the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research from The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY, is collaborating with Epic Theatre Ensemble and the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS) at their annual conference in New York City for this year's keynote presentations and a special performance of "Building Blocks: Colorful Minds." This year’s theme “Poetry, Protest, and the People in Curriculum Studies” references poetics and the poetic broadly, embracing all the arts and the varied forms and expressions of aesthetic knowing, being, and becoming in the world.

The young artists of Epic Theatre Ensemble will be performing "Building Blocks: Colorful Minds" which uses theatre, dance, movement, and stand-up comedy to examine how Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are taught in Public Schools and the impact this pedagogy is having on diversity in the STEM workforce. Following the performance will be keynote lectures by Dr. Limarys Caraballo, Assistant Professor of English Secondary Education at Queens College, CUNY and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Dr. Peter Taubman, Professor of Education in the School of Education at Brooklyn College and a co-founder of the Bushwick School for Social Justice in Brooklyn, New York.

For more information on the 2018 American Association for Advancement of Curriculum Studies Conference: "Poetry, Protest, and the People in Curriculum Studies" visit their website at: http://www.aaacs.org/home.html

Co-sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS), Epic Next Theatre Ensemble, and the Education and Racial Justice research team as part of the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research from the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY.