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Convening Live Stream

2022 PIT-UN Convening Live Stream

All live stream sessions (see schedule below) on both day 1 and 2 will be accessible on the live stream above

Plus, take part in live discussions on Twitter #2022PITUNConvening and #PITUN2022Challenge at @NewAmericaPIT and @cunyPIT 


All times are EST

Friday, Oct. 28 | Streaming from the CUNY Graduate Center, Manhattan

Proshansky Auditorium | Live Stream (General Public)
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
Proshansky Auditorium | Live Stream (General Public)
Live Stream (General Public)
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM |
What Is PIT-UN? Past, Present, Future
Live Stream (General Public)

Discussion Leaders

  • 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:

Proshansky Auditorium | Live Stream (General Public)
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM |
Open Everything: OER as PIT, Open Access as an Equity Issue, and Ethical Use of Educational Tech

Discussion Leaders
-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

Proshansky Auditorium | Live Stream (General Public)
Proshansky Auditorium | Live Stream (General Public)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM |
Keynote Speaker: Julian Brave NoiseCat
Vice president of policy and strategy for Data for Progress and a fellow of the Type Media Center

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.
Proshansky Auditorium | Live Stream (General Public)
Proshansky Auditorium | Live Stream (General Public)
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM |
Public Interest Technology University Network Challenge Grantee Reveal
Andreen Soley, director of PIT, New America will be joined by PIT-UN designees to announce the 2022 grantees.
Proshansky Auditorium | Live Stream (General Public)

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

Live Stream (General Public)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM:
All Eyes on the Meadow Stage | Welcome
We will gather on the South Meadow for the opening of the UNConvening that will include artistic performances on the stage. We also invite you to enjoy lunch from the food truck adjacent to the stage areas.
Live Stream (General Public)
Live Stream (General Public)
12:40 PM - 12:45 PM | Welcome
Live Stream (General Public)
Live Stream (General Public)
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Morning Sessions
Live Stream (General Public)

Deejay Khalil spins, Speak Outs from Morning Sessions

Live Stream (General Public)
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM | DJ Set
Live Stream (General Public)

PIT@CSI student and recording artist, Joseph Badejo

Listen to podcast:

Live Stream (General Public)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Closing Celebration
Live Stream (General Public)

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.