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Join LAPES members Conor 'Coco' Tomás Reed and Ariana González Stokas, Wednesday, May 10, 6pm for a community dinner and discussion featuring presentations by 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).


These four new books 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, New York City, and far beyond.

This event will be held in-person, in the CUNY Graduate Center Dining Commons (8th floor).

  • 6-7pm: community dinner

  • 7-9pm: authors panel and community dialogue


Register here. Questions or accessibility needs?

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