"Diversity & Education: Breaking Down Stereotypes in the Classroom" panelists, from left to right: Adhim DeVeaux, Renee Cooper, Dr. Ron Milon, Dr. Katie Bakarich, Jared Licina, Asha Castleberry

Diversity & Education: Breaking Down Stereotypes in the Classroom (April 20, 2017)
Fulbright NY and Fashion Institute of Technology's Diversity Council hosted a stimulating discussion on current trends in diversity in education and what it takes to break down stereotypes in the classroom. Panelists spoke on their experiences as community activists, policy makers and educators. The panel included Fulbright NY's 2017 Alumnus-in-Residence Jared Licina (Founder of Nascenta, a nonprofit organization that runs diversity workshops based on a lesson structure developed in post-apartheid South Africa), Asha Castleberry (Consultant with the Truman National Security Project, Former U.S. Army veteran & professor at Fordham University), Adhim DeVeaux (Professional Development Consultant for the United Federation of Teachers), and Dr. Ron Milon (Chief Diversity Officer at FIT). Event page with speaker bios: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diversity-education-breaking-down-stereotypes-in-the-classroom-tickets-33347854330# Photographs: https://goo.gl/photos/sat5M1iDRybPN7nM6


Creative Solutions in Conflict Resolution (January 13, 2015)
Fulbright’s New York Chapter and BMCC presented Creative Solutions in Conflict Resolution, a panel discussion focused on how the arts can contribute to positive social change in communities struggling with the effects of poverty, violence, and social upheaval. The panel featured presentations from various artists and policy-makers living in and/or working with communities in distress, including our 2015 Fulbright NY Alumna-in-Residence, Rebecca Davis (Founder and Executive Director of MindLeaps), Roman Baca (Marine Iraq War Veteran and Exit12 Dance Co), Alison Gardy (Director of International Relations at 92Y), Jill Strauss (Assistant Professor at BMCC) and moderated by Josephine Dorado, Board President of the New York Chapter. The event was open to the public. Event page with speaker bios: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-solutions-in-conflict-zones-tickets-14999650358# 


Women in Tech: Quantifying the Impact of the Arts through Big Data (May 14, 2015)
What can big data tell us about the economic and social impact of the arts? The discussion featured current trends, NYC’s own culture datasets, insights gleaned from different data artworks, as well as case studies based on collaborations with Carnegie Mellon and Drexel University researching the impact of the arts on cognitive development and learning. Event page with speaker bios: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-tech-quantifying-the-impact-of-the-arts-through-big-data-tickets-16362572896# Photographs: https://goo.gl/photos/y3oK7i1vbXBbbx8HA This event was also recorded and the video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/zYcBdwg-PWg


Women in Tech: Mobile & Mapping toward Resilience & Recovery (December 3, 2013)
The Fulbright Association's NY Chapter presented a Women in Tech panel which featured women in the mobile and mapping fields focused on crisis response and resilience-building. How do mobile technology and mapping help communities to deal with crises and build roads to recovery in the face of calamity? The pivotal role of mobile tech and mapping in crisis response has become increasingly apparent. Take for example, how online mapmakers are helping the Red Cross save lives in the Philippines and rescuers are using social mapping to sift through social media to direct typhoon response, providing rescue teams with a detailed, data-driven map of what needs to be done and where, such as providing clean water, resolving power-supply issues or sourcing fresh medical supplies. Event page with speaker bios: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-tech-mobile-mapping-toward-resilience-recovery-tickets-9497757047# This event was also recorded. Highlights from the video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/tbjawWkLpIs and the full video can be viewed at http://youtu.be/5hGGhuOvdzU