“our city and nation become stronger if we invest in young leaders who are organizers and movement builders”
This is the endgame for progressives in higher education. This is what it’s all about for the left and why they really want college to be free.
Th College Fix reports:
CUNY launches center to train students in ‘social justice’ activism
Two campuses in the City University of New York system will work together on an institute to train social justice activists.
The “Leadership for Democracy and Social Justice” institute will be located at The City College of New York and the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies.
The goal is to reach 10,000 leaders in the next five years “through expanded programs such as online courses and regional workshops,” according to CUNY’s announcement.
Recruitment for the institute will focus on “leaders who represent diverse communities, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+ leaders and leaders from working class and low-income backgrounds.”
A CUNY spokesperson said the institute will be open to “differing viewpoints.”
“As a public institution, we are non-partisan,” Dee Dee Mozeleski told The College Fix June 27 via email. She is a senior advisor to CCNY President Vincent Boudreau.
She said the institute “supports the safe expression of freedom of speech promised by [the two campuses’] shared vision to provide access to an excellent education to all students with talent.”
“That commitment means that differing viewpoints are welcome and opportunities for respectful discourse remain a bedrock of what we stand for as places of higher learning,” Mozeleski told The Fix.
“The new Leadership of Democracy and Social Justice institute builds upon a 175-year history of ensuring that our university system serves the ‘whole people’ of New York City and the nation,” she said in her email.
The Fix also reached out directly to CUNY officials Andrew Rich, Deepak Bhargava, and Gregory Mantsios to ask about the institute’s views on political viewpoint diversity, but it did not receive a response.
“The new institute serves an essential role in our society,” Boudreau, president of The City College of New York, said in the news release. “It recognizes that our city and nation become stronger if we invest in young leaders who are organizers and movement builders.”
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