In this lesson, students use three artifacts from the Community College 7 collection of the CUNY Digital History Archive that relate to the Bedford-Stuyvesant-based community movement of the late 1960s for a public college for the Black and Puerto Rican youth of central Brooklyn, a movement which led to the establishment of Medgar Evers College. The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore and practice strategies that community activists and organizers use to engage others in social justice issues that they feel are important and demand action. As they do so, students learn how, during the racial justice and freedom struggles of the mid-1960s and early 1970s, New York City college students and youth took action to shape the City University of New York.This lesson plan was created by Juilet Young, a doctoral student in the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education at the CUNY Graduate Center, for the CUNY Digital History Archive in Spring 2022.
Studio-based subject in applied environmental planning. Instruction in client projects dealing with aspects of sustainability assessment. Workshops cover tools for planning (risk mapping, sustainability assessment, impact prediction) and professional aspects of dealing with multiple publics. Students participate in one of several groups that work on a four-month client project. Subject emphasizes both the use of environmental planning tools in real-time and learning how to interface with agencies and NGOs. Faculty and practicing planners speak on the professional side of planning practice and agency culture, and conduct project review.