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Program

CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue/34th Street & Fifth Avenue)
Day 1: Friday, Oct. 28

Held at the CUNY Graduate Center, Day 1 will bring together PIT-UN designees and grantees for a full day of thematic workshops centered on PIT-UN initiatives and goals, with the aim of strengthening the network by measuring impact and ensuring equity, sustainability and the growth of PIT across all member colleges and universities.

Additionally, the day will feature plenary sessions with a keynote speaker, a celebration of the year’s Network Challenge grantees, an event for press, and special events for PIT-UN presidents and provosts. An evening cocktail reception will follow.
CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue/34th Street & Fifth Avenue)
The UNConvening, Staten Island
Day 2: Saturday, Oct. 29

The Day 2 UNConvening is organized by the College of Staten Island St. George and hosted at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Staten Island.

Day 2 will apply public interest technology to cultivating solutions related to racial equity, climate justice, and food justice. Special opportunities will emerge for engagement around the restoration, recovery, and sustainability of vulnerable communities and landforms. Our event will be organized as an “unconference,” using organizing strategies related to Open Space Technology. The structure and guidance toward engagement in Day 2 will evolve in the time that leads up to the event.

Attendees will be invited to participate in immersive and interactive activities, including workshops, exhibits, demonstrations, and tours. Day 2 will highlight the work and perspectives of local students, scholars, artists and community activists.

Day 2 will engage local community partners and highlight PIT@CUNY as defined by a commitment to social justice, racial equity, and community empowerment. We will maintain antiracist principles at the heart of our event. With an aim to make the most of the cultural space, our hosts at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden will offer exclusive programming that showcases the venue’s beauty through various engagements where attendees can explore relationships between humans and nonhumans, technologies and natural environments, and academia, activism and art.
The UNConvening, Staten Island

AGENDA

All times are EST

Friday, Oct. 28 | CUNY Graduate Center, Manhattan

Graduate Center Concourse Level
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Arrivals & Check-In
Graduate Center Concourse Level
Proshansky Auditorium
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Welcome Remarks/Introduction to the Day
Proshansky Auditorium
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Concurrent PIT-UN Designee Workshops
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Break
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
PIT-UN Regional Breakout Sessions
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Concurrent PIT-UN Affinity Area Workshops
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Break
Proshansky Auditorium
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Keynote: PIT as Climate
Proshansky Auditorium
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
2022 PIT-UN Network Challenge Grantee Announcement
230 Fifth Rooftop
5:30 PM
Cocktail Reception
230 Fifth Rooftop

Saturday, Oct. 29 | CSI St. George & Snug Harbor
Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Staten Island

All times are EST.

Pier 79 (West 39th Street and 12th Avenue)
8:44 AM
Ferry Leaves from Pier 79 to Staten Island
Pier 79 (West 39th Street and 12th Avenue)
Snug Harbor Botanical Garden and Cultural Center
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Arrivals & Check-In
Snug Harbor Botanical Garden and Cultural Center
Tattfoo Tan Sculpture: New Earth – Apocalypse Knowledge Advancement Unit
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Welcome & Land Acknowledgment Ceremony
Tattfoo Tan Sculpture: New Earth – Apocalypse Knowledge Advancement Unit
Harbor Room, Learning Center, and Newhouse Galleries
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Concurrent Group Sessions
Harbor Room, Learning Center, and Newhouse Galleries

“THE UNCONVENING” Opening of South Meadow (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

South Meadow
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Food Truck Lunch and Exhibition Visits
South Meadow
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Group Sessions and Interactive Workshops
Main Stage
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Closing Celebration
Main Stage
4:30 PM
Shuttle Buses Departures

Speakers

Samantha McKay

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