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“The Concerns of Others”: Harnessing Social Influence in Climate Change Advocacy
March 13th 3-5 PM
Please join us March 20th at 6:30PM for our first book salon of the semester: EP Faculty member Michelle Fine will be in conversation with Wendy Luttrell and Limarys Caraballo about her new book, Just Research in Contentious Times: Widening the Methodological Imagination.
See the flyer below for more details. We hope to see you there!
Brown Bag Spring 2019 Schedule
Feb 27: Kandice Chuch: On Pedagogies of Liberal Humanism, or, Against the Defense of the Humanities
March 6: EP Advanced student Panel: All but the Dissertation: Sharing of Perspectives and Experiences
March 13: Committee Meetings
March 20: Susan Opotow, Brian Davis, Cristina Onea, Karyna Pryiomka, Patrick Sweeney: New York After 9/11: Collaboration, Critical Psychology, & the CUNY Connection
March 27: Steve Moga: Cognitive Maps and Landscape Studies
April 3: Silvia Mazzula
April 17: Wendy McKenna and Suzanne Kessler: Where Do Ideas Come From and Where Do They Go: Part II
May 15: Environmental Psychology Presentation Day
May 15: End of Year Party @5 PM
None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators
Shani Robinson and Anna Simonton
February 13th 6 PM to 8 PM
Room 4202 at the CUNY Graduate Center
In None of the Above, Robinson and Simonton explore how racist policies and practices cheated generations of Black children out of opportunities long before some teachers tampered with tests. Examining the corporate education reform movement, hyper-policing in Black communities, cycles of displacement and gentrification, and widening racial and economic disparities in Atlanta, they reveal how the financially powerful have profited from privatization and the dismantling of public education. Against this backdrop, they cast the story of the cheating scandal in a new light, illuminating a deeply flawed investigation and a circus-like trial spun into a media sensation that defied justice.
Shani Robinson is an alumna of Tennessee State University and taught in Atlanta Public Schools for three years. She’s currently an advocate for trouble youth and their families.
Anna Simonton is an independent journalist and an editor for Scalawag magazine. Her work has been published by The Nation, In These Times, and AlterNet, among others.
When: February 14th 11:30AM-1:00PM
Where: CUNY School of Public Health (55 W 125th Street). 6th floor. Conference Room 628. (First go to 7th floor to get visitor ID).
Green space, health and gentrification: For whom is the green and healthful city?
With exposure to urban green space demonstrated in past studies to benefit human health, cities have recently focused on increasing access to parks and other open spaces as a public health intervention, particularly for historically underserved communities such as among minority residents and residents with low socioeconomic status. I will present the results of a recent analysis of sociodemographic data drawn from the US Census bureau, green spatial data from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and health data from an annual surveillance survey of New York City residents. Our research asks whether neighborhood gentrification status matters when considering the health benefits of green space exposure, and whether the benefits of such interventions are received equitably across racial and socioeconomic groups. Results indicate that structural urban public health interventions, such as the creation of green space may not benefit all residents equally. Our findings further highlight the importance of evaluating and conceiving of urban structural urban interventions, such as the creation of green spaces, in the context of other urban processes affecting the distribution of and access to resources in cities, such as gentrification.
Helen Cole, DrPH, is a post-doctoral researcher with the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability, affiliated with the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the department of epidemiology and public health of the Medical Research Institute of the Hospital del Mar. She holds a Doctorate in Public Health from the City University of New York Graduate Center and an MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specializes in urban health, health equity and community health. Drawing from the fields of sociology, critical geography, and urban planning, her work challenges traditional public health perspectives by questioning and evaluating the long-term social justice impacts of structural urban interventions (e.g., the potential for green/environmental gentrification resulting from urban greening). Her current work explores whether, and how, healthier cities may also be made equitable, placing urban health interventions in the context of the broader urban social and political environments.