CUNY remains one of the most diverse college systems in the country. Yet black and Latino students are now far less likely than they were before 2009 to be enrolled in a CUNY senior college, particularly those in the top tier, where student outcomes in terms of retention and graduation are far higher than they are at the community
– Treschan, Lazar, and Apurva Mehrotra. Unintended Impacts: Fewer Black and Latino Freshmen at CUNY Senior Colleges After the Recession. Community Service Society of New York, May 2012.
Recent reports have brought to the fore, again, the racio-economic inequities that exist within, and reproduced by, higher education institutions. These reports are specifically about the City University of New York (CUNY).
On Wednesday April 3rd the Professional Staff Congress/CUNY and The Public Science Project are jointly sponsoring a Forum on Racial Justice and CUNY. The event promises to be an exciting dialogue on student and faculty diversity at CUNY.
The event will be held at:
61 Broadway on the 16th floor, 6:00 – 8:30 PM (Meeting Hall of the PSC).
Frank Deale, Professor, CUNY School of Law;
David Jones, President of the Community Service Society;
Ann Cook, Co-founder, Urban Academy Laboratory;
Angelo Falcon, President/Founder of the National Institute of Latino Policy; and
Barbara Bowen, President of the PSC and Associate Professor, Queens College.
Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center in Social Psychology and Urban Education; and
Edwin Mayorga, a student in the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education at the GC.
Paul Washington, HEO Associate at Medgar Evers College and Chair of the PSC Committee on CUNY and Race.