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Film Screening and Symposium on the Future of Education at Pioneer Works

Nov 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

| Free

What: Ivory Tower Film Screening + Panel Discussion on the Future of Education
Featuring an exhibit of protest art from the Free Cooper Union campaign.

Where: Pioneer Works, Center for Arts and Innovation
159 Pioneer Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn 11231

When: Thursday, November 13 from 7:00 – 9:30 pm

What: Ivory Tower asks: is college worth the cost? With student debt in America topping 1.2 trillion dollars, institutions of higher learning have become big business while a generation of young people has mortgaged their future to work as intellectual sharecroppers in the new information economy. In this context, the fight to sustain Cooper Union’s 150 year mission: education “open and free to all” is both microcosm and bellwether for the national debate about the state of higher education.

Immediately following the screening there will be a panel discussion about the rise of the education-industrial complex, new community driven education initiatives, and the fight to defend a free Cooper Union. Artist/educator Benjamin Degen will moderate the discussion with Ivory Tower Director Andrew Rossi, Free Cooper Union student organizer Victoria Sobel, BHQFU faculty liaison Jarrett Earnest, founding Director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research Ajay Chaudhary, and Catherine Despont who develops educational programming at Pioneer Works.

Cost: Free, please RSVP https://56129.blackbaudhosting.com/56129/Our-Education-Is-College-Worth-the-Cost

More Information: http://pioneerworks.org/events/

About Pioneer Works: Pioneer Works (www.pioneerworks.org) is a platform for innovation in contemporary arts and an incubator for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Founded in Red Hook by artist Dustin Yellin, the Fall / Winter line-up can be found here.


Nov 13, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Karen Navarre


Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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