Science for Liberation

Monday, September 28, 2020, 6 - 7:30pm

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In a free, public event as part of Cooper Union x Climate Week, Omar Gowayed, activist, Ph.D. candidate in materials chemistry at New York University Tandon School of Engineering and co-chair of March for Science NYC, will be in conversation with Kendra Krueger, the founder of 4Love and Science and The Community Sensor Lab at City University of New York's Advanced Science Research Center. They will discuss their experiences as science activists and how the four zones of liberation ie ideological, institutional, interpersonal and internal, can be different entry points for using science and engineering as a tool for climate and social justice.

Registration is required.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.