2022 PIT-UN Convening Live Stream
LIVE STREAM SCHEDULE
All times are EST
Friday, Oct. 28 | Streaming from the CUNY Graduate Center, Manhattan
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM |
Welcome Remarks & Introduction to the Day
- Andreen Soley, Director of Public Interest Technology, New America
- Dr. Tamera Schneider, Associate Vice Chancellor and University Vice Provost of Research, CUNY
- Dr. Katie Cumiskey, Dr. Effie MacLachlan, and Dr. Lara Saguisag, Convening Organizers, CUNY
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM |
What Is PIT-UN? Past, Present, Future
- Afua Bruce, New America
- Katharine Lusk, Boston University
- Sylvester Johnson, Virginia Tech
The speakers will reflect on the changes, and the landscape of how PIT-UN moves forward, and direct the narrative about what PIT-UN is. We’ll explore funder engagement, working groups, and big-picture dreams.
Ask questions during the event: https://bit.ly/WhatIsPITUNQA
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM |
Open Everything: OER as PIT, Open Access as an Equity Issue, and Ethical Use of Educational Tech
-Ann Fiddler, Open Education Librarian, CUNY
-Kristin Hart, University Dean of Libraries and Information Resources, CUNY
-Susan Imberman, Computer Science, College of Staten Island
-Devorah Kletenik, Computer and Information Science, Brooklyn College
-Andrew McKinney, Open Education Coordinator, CUNY
-Megan Wacha, Scholarly Communications Librarian, CUNY
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM |
Keynote Speaker: Julian Brave NoiseCat
Talk Title: “Red Herring”
In Sitka, Alaska, Indigenous peoples, and commercial fishermen are locked in a fight over one of the last remaining herring fisheries in the North Pacific. Herring are one of the most important fish in the ocean. They feed everything — salmon, whales, seals, sea otters, sea lions, seagulls, eagles — and humans, too. For the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and other coastal Indigenous nations, herring eggs are a delicacy exchanged and eaten at ceremonial feasts. For the fishing fleet, herring eggs are a valuable commodity sold for top dollar at Japanese markets.
Based on a chapter from his forthcoming book We Survived the Night, writer Julian Brave NoiseCat tells the story of Indigenous technologies, traditions, and movements shaping the future of an ecosystem.
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM |
Public Interest Technology University Network Challenge Grantee Reveal
Saturday, Oct. 29 | Streaming from Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Staten Island
All times are EST.
THE UNConvening | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm on the South Meadow
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM:
All Eyes on the Meadow Stage | Welcome
12:40 PM - 12:45 PM | Welcome
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Morning Sessions
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM | DJ Set
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Closing Celebration
iNTeLL: Born and raised on Staten Island, the eldest son of U-God, from the Wu-Tang Clan, had an upbringing that was far from normal. iNTeLL, of 2nd Generation Wu, is an international artist who has traveled to Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and elsewhere, touring and spreading the message of raw hip-hop and keen lyricism. With an educational background in filmography and a love for songwriting and production, this student of the art stays broadening his spectrum as a self-sufficient enterprise for hip-hop and entertainment.
2nd Generation Wu carries on their parents’ legacy. iNTeLL brings a classic approach with magnanimous rhyme schemes and poignant delivery, weaving you into the curves of each word of his sound. He is a true entertainer spewing passion with every move and is an act you definitely won’t want to miss.
Moondance is a meditation that travels the cosmic realms in order to achieve deep relaxation. Inspired by the Black oystermen of Sandy Ground, within the meditation the oyster becomes a portal into the divine feminine illuminating the cyclical nature of life. For the duration of the meditation you will be invited to sit, or lay down, whichever is the most comfortable position, so please bring items that will help you relax.
Ingrid LaFleur has enlisted artist Jasmine Murrell to embellish her costume and the Brooklyn-based dance company Renegade Performance Group will be accompanying LaFleur during her meditation.
Jasmine Murrell is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary visual artist who employs different mediums to create sculptures, installations, photography, performance, land art, and films that blur the line between history and mythology. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the African-American Museum of Art, and the International Museum of Photography. Murrell has been a resident artist at the Bronx Museum AIM fellowship program, Baxter St. Gallery workspace, BRIClab contemporary art residency, and Block Gallery workspace. Her work has been included in the book MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora, and in The New York Times, Ebony, Time, Hyperallergic, and several other publications.
Renegade Performance Group (RPG) is a Brooklyn-based dance company founded in 2007 by artistic director André M. Zachery. RPG creates innovative artistic projects grounded in Black and African Diaspora aesthetics and expressions through theatrical, immersive and site-specific performance as well as film, multimedia and technology. Under RPG, André collaborates with artists of all genres on projects that stretch performance presentation to engage a new generation of audiences through performance, media, and culture. For this collaboration with Ingrid LaFleur, RPG will perform an excerpt of a work-in-progress entitled Respiration.