About the event

Writing CUNY is an initiative of faculty and students in the humanities and social sciences to nurture an interactive public voice by exploring design and uses of the academic blog genre across the community colleges. Faculty and students from this emerging blog collective demonstrate playful and serious uses of blog writing to develop affiliations, debates, and new knowledge. A few vivid examples also show how this emerging public inside a large university system can counter external public voices—like those in the media and scholarship—that have depicted the community college in negative and sensational terms. This evening will be a discussion and hands-on blogging workshop to examine our learning environments, develop strategies for critical and creative uses of digital blog technologies, and design new methods to address the challenges and goals for community colleges today.

This event is presented as part of Narrating Change, Changing Narratives, an interdisciplinary research group that employs public humanities practices and explores narration as a guide for social change. The group is supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. For more information or to join, email [email protected].

Co-sponsored by the Narrating Change Mellon Seminar in Public Engagement and Collaborative Research in the Humanities, The Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, CUNY; the Ph.D. Program in Psychology, and the Futures Initiative, Teaching and Learning Center, the Graduate Center, CUNY.