Equity and Advocacy


The Equity and Advocacy Committee

Who We Are

The purpose of this committee is to explore and utilize research and practices for integration of equity and advocacy. The committee addresses and supports the Hunter College School of Education’s commitment to diversity as expressed in its Vision Statement and Conceptual Framework. The committee is driven to create a school climate that is inclusive and responsive to the assets of all learners with a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, languages, gender and sexuality identifications, abilities, and prior knowledge and lived experiences. As such this committee plans and creates institutional structures and educational experiences for our Hunter communities and stakeholders so as to deconstruct and dismantle bias and stereotypes in order to build and foster more inclusive environments both within our Hunter College School of Education and with our community partners.

The committee facilitates two events series each semester and brings in a notable scholar whose research is based in culturally responsive education practices.

Critical Cafe Conversation Series

Discuss issues of justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and advocacy as they impact our teaching and learning in diverse urban schools.

Connect as a community to collaborate and meet other educators and community members dedicated to addressing these issues.

Transform our educational settings to create culturally sustaining educational environments where students lived experiences are accounted for and where students feel represented and included.

Equity Eats

An informal space for Hunter community to discuss various texts (i.e. books, podcasts, articles, and videos) related to equity, justice, diversity, and inclusion. Special emphasis is placed on how these practices can be infused within our school contexts.

Review the below event listings for more information on these events and to RSVP. Events are open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.

For additional questions or to join the committee, please email equity@hunter.cuny.edu.