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Last Night at Preemptive Education Conference 

Last night at the Cowin Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, the 2012 Preemptive Education Conference kicked off in inspirational style. While there were a number of performers, specifically, three urban word scholars performed their poetry and professors responded with their remarks following the performance. Danni, a scholar with Urban Word NYC, was the final …

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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 …

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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? …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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