TOPIC 1: Measurable and Immeasurable: How conceptions and images of poverty affect our students
Guests on Friday, July 9
Arlene Torres, Associate Professor of Africana, Puerto Rican & Latino Studies, Hunter College
Helen Saldanha, Community Leader and Former Executive Co-Director, Vivat International, NYC
Linda Sama, Associate Dean for Global Initiatives, Joseph F. Adams Professor of Management and Executive Director, Center for Global Business Stewardship, St. John’s University, NY
Moderator: Mahatapa Palit
Schedule (in outline)
Friday, July 9 — 9am – 2pm
|9:00||—||9:15||Greetings and check-in with Faculty Fellows|
|9:15||—||10:15||Presentation by Arlene Torres|
|10:15||—||11:15||Presentation by Helen Saldanha|
|11:30||—||12:30||Presentation by Linda Sama|
|1:00||—||2:00||Round table discussion with all participants|
On Friday guest speakers Torres, Saldanha, and Sama will give presentations and all participants will engage in discussion of readings, presentations, and key questions. On Tuesday Fellows and Team will continue to reflect on Topic 1 and will participate in a pedagogy workshop facilitated by Institute co-directors Palit and Warren. Small groups will consider one resource and imagine how they might incorporate it into their teaching.
- How is poverty defined and who is counted as poor?
- How do we and our students face/interact with poverty?
- What does it mean to “fight” poverty?
- How does education in the humanities support people in their fight against poverty?
- How do different texts express dimensions of poverty?
- What do we want to achieve by teaching about poverty?
Topic 1 – Required Readings and Resources
Initials in parentheses indicate the name of the Guest Speaker who is requiring each reading.
Topic 1 – Additional Readings and Resources Folder
Navigate to topic 1 for an evolving list of readings and resources, links, and (when possible & time-permitting, downloadable pdfs and documents)