About this book launch

Celebrate four recent books that show how the university is not only a battleground of ideas, but a strategic hearth for people to construct a new liberatory world. The authors will bridge across the realms of Black, Puerto Rican, anticolonial, and feminist studies and movements to offer lessons for our struggles in CUNY and far beyond.

This collective book launch will engage a dialogue between Ariana González Stokas, author of Reparative Universities: Why Diversity Alone Won't Solve Racism in Higher Ed (Johns Hopkins University Press 2023), Joshua Myers, author of Of Black Study (Pluto Press 2023), Conor 'Coco' Tomás Reed, author of New York Liberation School: Study and Movement for the People's University (Common Notions 2023), and Bianca C. Williams, co-editor of Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions: Power, Diversity, and the Emancipatory Struggle in Higher Education (State University of New York Press 2021).

6-7pm: community dinner in Graduate Center Dining Commons

7-9pm: authors panel


Please reach out to the PublicsLab with any logistical questions or accessibility needs at [email protected]. This event is organized by PublisLab with media co-sposnorship from Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative and the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center.