Introducing the "Educating Harlem" Lecture Series
In collaboration with the Program in History and Education at Teachers College as well as the Center on History and Education, IUME is excited to announce its participation in the new "Educating Harlem" lecture series, which is part of a larger initiative to better explore the forces that shaped education in Harlem.
On March 27th, the first "Educating Harlem" lecture took place at Teachers College in front of a packed room in Russell Hall, where Dr. Martha Biondi -- Professor of Education at Northwestern University -- spoke about her research on youth revolutions at City College in the 1960s. Our next speaker will be Dr. Khalil Muhammad, who is currently the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture. For more information about the Education Harlem initiative, click here.
IUME Partners with the NCAA for the Final Four NCAA Youth Day
The NCAA Championships Community Programs and Youth Clinics, in partnership with YES Inc., and the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College, Columbia University will present "A Healthy Mind, Body, and Community" Youth Day Program to approximately 400 middle-school students during the 2013 Men's Final Four®
Basketball Youth Day program on Friday, April 5, 2013 in Atlanta.
The program will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center, and will provide students from the Fulton County School System with an opportunity to gain a stronger understanding of the benefits of community service and maintaining a healthy mind and body. To read the full Press Release, please click here.
Recapping "Beyond Bullying" Summit with IUME Director Morrell
On January 14th, 2013, at Teachers College, Columbia University, experts from all over the country gathered to discuss the issue of bullying in K-12 schools. In a one day national summit sponsored by IUME and education publisher Zaner-Bloser, much critical dialogue occurred in an effort to promote this important issue to the forefront of education. The event was a resounding success! In addition, IUME Director Dr. Ernest Morrell and Dr. Jodene Morrell, Director of IUME's Literacy Teachers Initiative (LTI), along with Teacher Fellows Rachael Cooper and Danielle Del Gatto, each presented their work and ideas for advancing students' literacy skills and creating positive school environments. (This is available for viewing on our YouTube channel.)
to read about this ground-breaking event via BeyondBullying.com and click here
to read the official recap via the TC Media Press Release.
Learn More About IUME's Literacy Teachers Initiative
Last year, IUME was excited to announce the launch of the Literacy Teachers Initiative (LTI), which partners with dynamic teachers from the community in an effort to collaboratively work toward finding increased pedagogical methods for students. LTI is led by Dr. Jodene Morrell of Teachers College and in partnership with Community School District 5 of the New York City Department of Education. The nine inaugural Teacher Fellows conducted their research and will present their findings this fall, and with the addition of three new Teachers Fellows, the program has successfully expanded in its second year.
Check out our LTI page
for more information and check out the biographies of the Teacher Fellows here
! (In addition, click here
for details of the fall presentations by the teachers.)
Learn More about the Youth Historians in Harlem Program!The Youth Historians in Harlem (YHH) project, sponsored by IUME, is a new critical approach to teaching history in urban schools in Harlem, focusing on empowering minority youth through their own cultural experiences, involving students in the practice of "doing" history through guided projects, programs, and participatory action research. YHH seeks to increase students' interest in history through innovative and engaging pedagogical approaches that help them become historians, researching the rich historical past of ‘their’ Harlem community. While YHIH seeks to advance the historical knowledge of education in Harlem, above all, our project seeks to make history relevant to urban students and help increase academic achievement. To learn more about this exciting project, visit the official website here.
Recapping the IUME Colloquia on "The Future of U.S. Latino/a Education"
The first IUME Colloquium of 2013 took place on February 8th, at the Gordon Campus in Harlem (at 12pm), here Doctoral student Catí de los Ríos and M.A. Candidate Cyndi Bendezu discussed their research. Their colloquium was collectively titled "The Future of U.S. Latino/a Secondary and Postsecondary Education: Transversing and Achieving in the K-12 Multi-Dimensional Borderlands and Undocumented Students Persisting in Higher Education." Specifically, Cati presented her most recent paper, "A Curriculum of the Borderlands: High School Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies as Sitios y Lenguas," while Cyndi presented her most recent work entitled "Undocumented Students Post-DACA: Supporting Undocumented Latina/o Students in Higher Education."
Click here for the original full details and click here for the video of the Colloquium on our YouTube channel.
IUME Partnering with the "I Have a Dream Foundation"
IUME is excited to share that we have partnered with the “I Have a Dream” Foundation - DeHostos Chapter in an effort to promote literacy, cultivate voice and increase agency among their urban and minority high school students. The "I Have a Dream Foundation" works to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education--a goal that resemples our IUME mission of equity in education. Our partnership commenced earlier this year as we work with IHADF to strengthen the future of youth.
For more information about our partnership and to get involved, click here.
Now Accepting Proposals for the 4th Annual DiRP Conference!
IUME, in sponsorship with Teachers College's Black Student Network (BSN) is now seeking proposals for the 4th Annual Diversity in Research & Practice Conference (DiRP). DiRP seeks to influence the progression of diversity in education research and practice by assembling students, scholars, and community leaders concerned with critical issues in education. The 2013 conference theme “Changing the Game: Expanding Discourses in Research” is representative of the changing landscape in education research and practice.
to submit a proposal and contact the Black Student Network (BSN) here
for more information.
Getting Real III Public Videoconference Series Recap
This past fall over the span of 16 weeks, IUME partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and New York University Hip-Hop Education Center to launch an innovative online seminar series called Getting Real III. Seminal scholars and leaders in the growing field of Hip-Hop studies focused their attention on how Hip-Hop culture, culturally relevant pedagogy and youth participatory action research can successfully be used to close the education gap in America's public schools.
This online public videoconference series was highly successful. The final four lectures were at Teachers College, and can be viewed in full HERE -- so check them out!
The TC speakers featured Professor Chris Emdin, Professor Ernest Morrell, Jen Johnson, and Sam Seidel with Dave "TC" Ellis. (Original lineup here.
Recapping the Final IUME Colloquia of 2012 on "Ill Literacies"
IUME's last Colloquia at the Gordon Campus was spearheaded by two dynamic scholars--Crystal Belle and Jamila Lyiscott--who are both Research Fellows at IUME and Ph.D. students in English Education. Both Crystal and Jamila, versed in spoken word and literacy experts in the making, discussed critical issues in literacy as it applies to democracy and freedom inside schools. We had a full house at the Gordon Campus, and it was a wonderful way to reflect on 2012 with critical discussion and passionate performances from both Crystal and Jamila.
The Colloquium is viewable in full on our YouTube channel
and also don't forget to view our photo gallery, too! (For original information and details, click here.
Recapping IUME 2011-2012 -- A Heartfelt Thank You!
Thank you everyone who made the 2012-2013 a wonderful year for IUME! We look forward to working with community and continuing our quest to pursuing community-oriented and student-centered educational research but involving the people in the middle of this work--the community and the students.
We have a lot of exciting and stimulating lectures, seminars, and events in the upcoming year, but, in the meantime, make sure to read our recap of the past year HERE.
In addition, click HERE
for a PDF document of all our major events this past year.
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Student Presentations & PublicationsIUME Graduate Student Publications
de los Ríos C. V.. Lopez, J., & Morrell, E. (Eds.) (forthcoming) Teaching Ethnic Studies in High School. New York: Peter Lang
de los Ríos, C. V. (2013). A curriculum of the borderlands: High school Chicana/o-Latina/o studies as sitios y lengua. The Urban Review, (45)1.
Goldenberg, B. M. (2013). White Teachers in Urban Classrooms:: Embracing Non-White Students’ Cultural Capital For Better Teaching and Learning. Urban Education (in press).
Goldenberg, B. M. (2011). The Unknown Architects of Civil Rights: Thaddeus Stevens, Ulysses S. Grant, and Charles Sumner. Los Angeles, CA: Critical Minds Press.
Collaborative Panel Presentations
Crystal Belle, Barry Goldenberg, Jamila Lyiscott, and Cati de los Rios
Critical Race Studies in Education Conference
May 31 - June 2, 2012
Teachers College, Columbia UniversityNew York, NY
"Culture, Pedagogy, and Liberation: A Multi-Racial and Multi-lensed Examination of Race Inside the Classroom"
Cyndi Bendezu, Dianne Delima, Roman Liera, and Kendall Williams
3rd Annual Diversity in Research & Practice Conference
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY
"Emerging Race Scholars and the City: Lessons on Graduate Student Life"
Benji Chang, Ph.D.
April 6, 2013. "Remembering Vincent Chin: The Importance of Asian American Political Activism." Annual Conference on The Advancement of Asian American Representation in Law and Politics, Columbia University Law School, New York.
April 6, 2013. "Social Change at the Intersection of Awareness, Identity, and Action." Annual Crossroads Leadership Conference, Asian American Alliance, Columbia University, New York.
April 18, 2013. “No Rest for the Weary” - Education, Organizing and Lessons Learned From 12 Years of Protracted Struggle Against Empire in Chinatown.” Annual meeting of the Association for Asian American Studies, Seattle.
April 29, 2013. "Grounding Social Justice Education Work In and With Working-Class Communities of Color Across Three Cities." Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.
September 19, 2013. “The Love Movement 12.0: Lessons Learned from 12 Years of Ethnic Studies, Decolonizing Education, and Community Organizing in Inner-City Los Angeles.” Annual conference of Critical Ethnic Studies, Chicago.
Cati de los Rios
National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) California Conference
January 12, 2013,
University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA
"A Curriculum of the Borderlands: High School Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies as Sitios y Lengua"
Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) Featured Graduate Student Colloquia Speaker
February 8, 2013
Teachers College, Columbia UniversityNew York, NY
"Curriculum as (de)Colonizer: High School Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies"American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies 12th Annual Meeting (AAACS)
April 24, 2013
San Francisco, CA
"A Curriculum of the Borderlands: High School Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies as a Decolonial Imaginary"National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Conference
March 24, 2013San Antonio, TX
"Curriculum as (de)Colonizer: High School Chicana/o Studies"
New York Collective of Radical Educators '(NYCoRE) Fourth Annual National Conference
March 16, 2013 New York, NY
"Freirean Culture Circles Across Contexts: Towards A People's Professional Development"
2011-2012 PresentationsNational Association of Chicana/o Studies (NACCS)March 14-17Chicago, Illinois
"Chicana/o-Latina/o Pedagogies of Confidence: Bridging Learning Communities through Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at Pomona High School and Pomona College."NYCoRE ConferenceMarch 24, 2012New York City, NY
"Braiding Trenzas of Hope, Dignity and Social Action in a Post-Arizona HB 2281 Climate"AERAApril 13-17
, 2012Vancouver, BC, Canada
Cati is presenting on a greater panel within the CRITICAL EDUCATORS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE SIG called, "Reclaiming Social Justice Teaching, Curriculum, and Teacher Education: The Centrality of Grassroots Community Organizing."Cati's presentation is called, "Xinaxtli Tlayekana (Students Moving Forward): Humanizing Schooling Experiences through the Creation and Implementation of a College Preparatory 'Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies' Course.
Crystal BelleTransitions and Transactions: Literature Pedagogy in Community CollegesApril 20
, 2012Borough of Manhattan Community College
Crystal is presenting a paper on Race and Identity in the English Classroom
Barry GoldenbergInstitute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) Featured Graduate Student Colloquia Speaker
April 27, 2013
Teachers College, Columbia UniversityNew York, NY
"A Summer in South Africa: Reflections and Research on Race, Schools, and Humanity"
Harlem World Magazine Radio Show
February 7, 2012New York, New York
Barry was invited on the Harlem World Magazine Radio Show to discuss the release and publication of his first book, entitled "The Unknown Architects of Civil Rights" with host Danny Tisdale. You can listen to the 15 minute clip online here