CUE Events

Theater of the Oppressed Workshop

April 21, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Learn about and experience the fundamentals of Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed practice.

Reflection Into Action: Addressing Cultural Conflicts in Educational Spaces

March 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for a reflection and discussion as we search for new ideas and strategies for changing the ways we address cultural conflicts in educational spaces.

#CUEtalks: Lisa Delpit

March 20, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

The Stories We Tell: Transforming Narratives About Other People's Children

Responding to Reality: Advocating for Healthy Children in Urban Communities and Schools

February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm

Join CUE and the Department of Health & Physical Activity for a panel discussion and reflection examining health issues and disparities, and how they influence educational outcomes.

Lunch & Learn: Cynthia Dillard

February 8, 2018 - 11:45am to 1:15pm

We Are Still Here: Declarations of Love and Sovereignty in Black Life Under Siege

Lunch & Learn: Chezare Warren

January 25, 2018 - 11:45am to 1:15pm

We Learn Through Our Struggles: Nuancing Notions of Urban Black Male Academic Preparation for Postsecondary Success

The CUE Visiting Scholars Series presents Maisha Moses

January 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Maisha Moses serves as the executive director of the Young People’s Project, where she has worked in various capacities since 1991. Her work focuses on broadening the participation of groups underrepresented in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

CUE Brown Bag Series: I Am Urban

December 7, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:15pm

Exploring Black Female Teachers’ Preferences for Urban Public Schools

Responding to Reality: Athletes, Activism, and Free Expression

December 5, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Do public figures have a responsibility to challenge institutional racism? Join the Center for Urban Education for a panel discussion featuring current and former athletes, media, administrators and policymakers on the societal and cultural implications of athletes using their platforms to advocate for social justice.

Reception at 5 p.m., program at 5:30. This event is free and open to the public, though advance registration is appreciated.

CUE Brown Bag Series: Border Crossing Ballers

November 2, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:15pm

Black Athletes Navigating Race, Place & Complex Space

CUE Brown Bag Series: More Than the Black/White Binary

October 19, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:15pm

How Asian American male math teachers redefine mathematical success to resist stereotypes of themselves and their Black and Latin students

#CUEtalks: Tyrone Howard

October 5, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Dr. Tyrone Howard will deliver the fall installment of #CUEtalks, the CUE Lecture Series.

CUE Open House

September 26, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

We've moved into a new space. Join us for an open house!

The CUE Summer Educator Forum

June 20, 2017 - 8:30am to June 21, 2017 - 4:30pm

The CUE Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF) is a two-day professional learning experience designed for educators in the Greater Pittsburgh area. This dynamic forum will strengthen educators' skills for culturally responsive instructional practices, and will feature workshops with experts in the field. Teachers who complete the forum are eligible to earn 15 PA Act 48 credits.

CUESEF PreK - 5 will feature workshops with experts Terry Husband and Susi Long. CUESEF 6-12 offers workshops with Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz (ELA) and Ebony McGee (math).

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Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete

October 20, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Presented by Jeff Duncan-Andrade, PhD

What are the material conditions that affect urban youth before they even step foot in our classrooms? What does it mean to develop educational environments that are relevant and responsive to these conditions? How should these educational spaces define success for students and teachers? Social toxins emerge from racism and poverty, and those toxins impact young people and the development of their identities. This talk closely examines those toxins and offers strategies for developing educators who are better equipped to create environments for understanding and responding to them. Drawing from 20 years as an urban educator, Duncan-Andrade explores the concept of hope as essential for nurturing urban youth. Through the voices of young people and their teachers, and the invocation of powerful metaphor and imagery, we discover critical hope’s significance for an education that relieves suffering in underserved communities. 

A reception will follow the lecture. This event is free and open the public, though registration is appreciated.

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