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The Voices and Experiences of Poverty Team invites CUNY community college faculty from all disciplines to apply for the NEH-funded Summer 2021 Poverty & Humanities Institute for Faculty. Twenty faculty Fellows will be selected to meet “virtually” (e.g., on zoom) on Tuesdays and Fridays, July 6 through August 10, for half-day workshops and expert talks and presentations from around a dozen guest scholars. Faculty Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,600 for taking part in the institute and implementing poverty-enhanced teaching modules. The institute is intended for full and part-time faculty from all disciplines. Click the “apply” button for the application and for more information about the Institute!


Voices and Experiences of Poverty— A New Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum is a new project organized by Borough of Manhattan Community College faculty that aims to bring humanities materials about poverty into classrooms across the curriculum. Stay tuned for our upcoming website, which will provide detailed information about this multi-year project as well as a digital repository housing the work of the institute’s Faculty Fellows. For more information contact:

Architect John Weibenson and unidentified members of the Poor People’s Campaign building a structure in 1968. Photo by Thomas O’Hallorhan. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
2016 Fight for $15 action from the Fight for $15 Facebook page.

Double-sided flier advertising the 1972 Black Community Survival Conference with promotion provided by the Black Panther Party's Angela Davis People's Free Food Program. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American.

People wait in their vehicles to receive food at a drive-thru food distribution event in Chula Vista, California, on May 1, 2020. Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg.
Poor People's campaign button from the collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The tower at 432 Park Avenue in New York. Photo credit: Arturo Pardavila.