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Undocumented and Unafraid Book Talk Recap

Thank you to all who  attended this poignant moving event that packed Russell Hall. For the first time in Teachers College history, undocumented and unafraid TC students introduced a ground breaking book; Undocumented & Unafraid, Tam Tran, Cinthya Felix, and the Immigrant Youth Movement. The book panelist included Professor Ernest Morrell, TC student Mariella Saavedra; …

Posted 19 months ago by IUME Team

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IUME is Ready for the New Year!

Hello to all the scholars, activists, and dreamers, Happy "new" academic year! With the start of the school year officially upon us and hallways beginning to crackle with eager students and scholars full of fresh ideas, we at IUME feel the same way; the 2012-2013 year holds a lot of promise for the Institute as …

Posted 19 months ago by IUME Team

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2011-2012 Recap

2011-2012 Recap First and foremost, thank you to all the students, teachers, activists, community members, critical thinkers, change agents and to all the beautiful people who attended our events this past year, helping make the 2011-2012 academic year a success. As you know, the 2011-2012 academic year was the Institute's first under new Director Ernest …

Posted 23 months ago by IUME Team

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IUME Culture Circle — African American Literacies Recap

"I am...articulate." That simple sentence may seem, well, indeed quite simple but in reality, those three routine words were immensely powerful this afternoon at the Gordon Campus in Harlem. Graduate students Crystal Belle and Jamila Lyiscott dissected African-American literacies today at our second IUME Culture Circle among a great--and very diverse--crowd of participants from the …

Posted 26 months ago by IUME Team

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Dr. David Wall Rice Recap

Black men. Black boys. These are the words that Dr. David Wall Rice always starts his classes and lectures with, just as he did this afternoon. Why does he start with those words? Because more often than not, society avoids them, preferring to use just "males" instead. Why is this so? Why is this important? …

Posted 27 months ago by IUME Team

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A Powerful Space: Recap of IUME’s Inaugural “Culture Circle”

The only word that seems appropriate is "powerful"--it is extremely powerful (and empowering!) to have students, teachers, professors, and community members gather on a Saturday morning in Harlem, amidst loads of personal responsibilities, and voluntarily engage in critical dialogue with one another. IUME first Culture Circle event, led by inspiring scholars Cati de los Rios …

Posted 27 months ago by IUME Team

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Recap of IUME’s Inaugural Colloquium feat. Dr. Benji Chang

This past Friday, IUME held its inaugural Colloquium at the Edmund Gordon Campus of Teachers College in Harlem where IUME Post-Doctoral Scholar Benji Chang presented his past research and spoke to a group of about 40 people over great food and even better company. We were extremely excited to see everyone there and humbled by …

Posted 28 months ago by IUME Team

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Little Acts of Justice: IUME in the News

Despite constantly working together as a team in regards to many of IUME's research projects, the students and staff have kept busy individually also participating in variety of acts that deserve mention. Although we maintain the importance of collaborative spirit and full ideation in our work, it is also refreshing for us to support each …

Posted 29 months ago by IUME Team

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IUME Team Meeting Recap 11/4: What kind of work does IUME do?

Hello everyone. As usual for our bi-weekly meetings, the IUME team gathered together this afternoon at the Edmund W. Gordon Campus in Harlem to update each other on our individual projects and discuss the future of IUME. Initially, the meeting started with a bunch of logistical endeavors; we officially scheduled some of our Spring Colloquia. …

Posted 30 months ago by IUME Team

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IUME Team Meeting Recap: Creating a IUME Design

Earlier this afternoon, the IUME team convened for our bi-weekly meeting at the Edmund W. Gordon Campus. While it is exciting to hear about all the wonderful individual projects that the post-doctoral fellows, graduate assistants and project assistants have been working on, it is even more exciting for us to collectively discuss how we can …

Posted 30 months ago by IUME Team

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An Introduction to IUME

Here's a YouTube video of an interview where I lay out a vision for the next generation of IUME.

Posted 30 months ago by ernestmorrell

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The Future of American Education

The future of America is intertwined with the future of American education. And the future of American education is inextricably linked to the future of America's urban schools. There is no denying that education is the civil rights issue of our time. And there is no denying the violation of the civil rights of millions …

Posted 30 months ago by ernestmorrell

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Welcome to the new IUME Up Close blog!

Hello everyone--thank you for stopping by our newly-minted IUME Happenings blog, affiliated with the new Pressible network at Teachers College, Columbia University. Our goal with this so-called "digital space" is to inform the community--both the academic community and the local community--with the many projects IUME is engaged with. More importantly, we want to hear from you--your …

Posted 31 months ago by IUME Team

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