Schedule

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May Day is here!

The schedule is finalized.

You can download a double-sided, one-page copy of the final schedule here.

Also check out our May Day Facebook Event Page!

MAY DAY (May 1) – What’s Happening?

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Stony Brook Free University @ Main Campus

1:00 PM: Free Education Speak-Out! @ SAC Plaza

7:00 PM: Community Dinner @ Staller Steps

8:00 PM: May Day After-Party! @ Staller Steps

Free U map - 2014 - sun:rain version!

Also check out our rad 2.0 map on the map page!

 

STONY BROOK FREE UNIVERSITY – FULL SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

9:00 AM

Welcome / Community Agreement
Led by:
Stony Brook May Day Coalition
Starts:
9:00 AM
Ends:
9:30 AM
Location: B
Description: What is the Free University? What kind of space do we want to create? How do we ensure that the Free University is a safe space for all peoples—that all feel welcome to attend, to participate, and to express their opinions?

10:00 AM

Dismantling Marriage Equality as a Satisfactory Goal for LGBTQ Identities
Led by:
Nolan Theodore
Starts:
10:00 AM
Ends:
11:00 AM
Location: B
Description: A lecture/discussion on marriage equality as a biopolitical strategy for the U.S. government to funnel privileges and life chances to certain populations.

Beyond May Day: Organizing Adjuncts for Equality and Justice
Led by:
Gregory Rosenthal
Starts:
10:00 AM
Ends:
11:00 AM
Location: C
Description: Calling all adjuncts!!! This session will include several voices on the experiences, aspirations, and rights of contingent labor in the classroom. Whereas adjuncts at Stony Brook are split among graduate students picking up extra work, and contingently-appointed faculty instructors—the former represented by GSEU, the latter by UUP; the former often teaching winter and summer sessions, the latter often teaching in the academic year—there at present lacks a campus-wide organization to represent the shared struggles of all adjunct labor. This session will explore the problems and possibilities within the current system, as well as opportunities to organize adjuncts more broadly across (and beyond) campus.

Participation in Lit. Classes for Non-Humanities Majors (Or: English for Science Majors)
Led by:
Nathaniel Doherty
Starts:
10:00 AM
Ends:
11:00 AM
Location: D
Description: We will examine examples of contemporary fiction, poetry and graphic novel as practical training for students not oriented towards, or comfortable in, a literature classroom. The goal of the class is to help students feel more comfortable with the type of thought and expression expected of participants by literature instructors.

Classical Mythology
Led by:
Divya Menon
Starts:
10:00 AM
Ends:
11:00 AM
Location: A
Description: Modernity–the 1848 revolutions and its aftermath

Feeling the neoliberal university: affect, debility, and student debt
Led by:
Jahn Martin
Starts:
10:00 AM
Ends:
11:00 AM
Location: E

11:30 AM

The Need for Restorative Justice
Led by:
Alexander Timofeyev
Starts:
11:30 AM
Ends:
12:30 PM
Location: E
Description: I will be talking about what restorative justice is as well as why it is important. Restorative justice is the idea that if a crime is hurting process someone then justice should be something that heals. I will discuss my work with the T.A.S.T. program as a criminal rehabilitation counselor as well as the state of the current U.S. justice system. 

WST 291: Intro to Feminist Theory
Led by:
Sarah Paruolo
Starts:
11:30 AM
Ends:
12:50 PM
Location: B
Description: This course will be an introductory survey of historical and contemporary interdisciplinary theories used in Women’s and Gender Studies. We will spend time examining theoretical debates on sex, gender, sexuality, race, class, knowledge, discourse, disability, transnationalism, capitalism, and queerness. As we look into these various areas, we will not only be building a strong theoretical foundation for further studies, both within and outside of Women’s and Gender Studies, but we will also be using these theories to take a more critical look at the world around us. By the end of the semester, you will be familiar with key concepts and terms in feminist theory, understand the ever- changing and often conflicting landscape of feminism, develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills that allow you to apply theory to your daily life, and better communicate your own affiliation with feminism.

HIS 336 / WST 334: Gender in Modern European History
Led by:
Susan Hinely
Starts:
11:30 AM
Ends:
12:50 PM
Location: A
Description: The course is Gender in Modern European History. On May 1, I had planned to discuss the post war regime of international human rights and consider it in the context of the long history of gender/race/national liberation movements.

Low-paid workers and student-debt slaves: organizing for a better future.
Led by:
Joel Biddle / Eastern Farm Workers Association (EFWA)
Starts:
11:30 AM
Ends:
1:00 PM
Location: C

12:00 PM

Mysteries Prompt Creative Participation
Led by:
Bill Wenzel
Starts:
12:00 PM
Ends:
1:00 PM
Location: D
Description: I plan to teach a short course on what creativity is (from the perspective of cognitive psychology) and how narrative mysteries prompt people to think creatively in the moment.

1:00 PM

*****RALLY*****

FREE EDUCATION SPEAK-OUT!
Led by:
Stony Brook May Day Coalition
Starts:
1:00 PM
Ends:
2:00 PM
Location: SAC Plaza
Description: We are currently assembling a fabulous line-up of speakers: faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students. Email maydaysbu@gmail.com to get involved!

1:30 PM

Slacklining 101
Led by:
Jayme Liardi
Starts:
1:30 PM
Ends:
3:00 PM
Location: F
Description: Slacklining is a sport about focus, and inner relaxation. Ever wonder how those people walk across that ‘tightrope’ in between two trees on campus? Ever wanted to learn but didn’t have the time? Well come on by and learn, it’s a lot ease than you think!

2:30 PM

To Make the World Philosophical: Why Socialism? And can it work?
Led by:
Jon Klutch and Chris Walters
Starts:
2:30 PM
Ends:
3:30 PM
Location: C
Description: A critique of Capitalism, followed by an illustration of the workings of a socialist education and economic model

3:00 PM

Bharatnatyam
Led by:
Natalie Phagu / Taandava
Starts:
3:00 PM
Ends:
4:00 PM
Location: B
Description: A beginner’s workshop on a traditional Indian Classical dance form

4:00 PM

Hegel and the End(s) of Things: On the Internet and Environment
Led by:
Joseph Romano
Starts:
4:00 PM
Ends:
5:00 PM
Location: D
Description: Introduce basic Hegelian concepts applied to the contemporary technological and environmental situation

WST 210: Queer Privates & Publics
Led by:
Liz Montegary
Starts:
4:00 PM
Ends:
5:00 PM
Location: C
Description: Queer Politics & Public Education

Hula-Hooping
Led by:
Lily Nack
Starts:
4:00 PM
Ends:
5:00 PM
Location: F
Description: Experimental movement incorporating/exploring the hula-hoop

EGL 276 / WST 276: Feminism: Literature and Cultural Contexts
Led by:
Meghan Fox
Starts:
4:00 PM
Ends:
5:20 PM
Location: E
Description: This is a course on Women’s Literature taught through a feminist lens. On Thursday, we will be discussing the first half of Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, Fun Home.

SPN 392.01: Latinoamérica: literatura, cultura, política
Led by:
Lena Burgos-Lafuente
Starts:
4:00 PM
Ends:
5:20 PM
Location: B
Description: We will study Alejandro Zambra’s novel Formas de volver a casa in the context of the Chilean dictatorship

5:30 PM

HIS 396.02: History of Cities and Suburbs
Led by:
Christopher Sellers
Starts:
5:30 PM
Ends:
6:50 PM
Location: **indoors** Javits 110

EGL 192.03 Intro to Fiction
Led by:
Laura James
Starts:
5:30 PM
Ends:
6:50 PM
Location: B
Description: This Intro to Fiction class will be discussing David B.’s graphic novel, Epileptic, and its discussions of family, medicine and science, and the graphic novel form.

Struggle for Democracy and Independence: The EuroMaiden in Ukraine
Led by:
Department of European Languages, Literatures & Cultures; Humanities Institute; Department of Cultural Analysis & Theory
Starts:
5:30 PM
Ends:
7:00 PM
Location: **indoors** Frey Hall 104
Description:  A talk by Dr. Olena Nikolayenko (Dept. of Political Science, Fordham University), followed by roundtable discussion and Q&A w/ Dr. Jonathan Sanders, School of Journalism; Dr. Gary Marker, Department of History; Dr. Anna Geisherik, Dept. of European Languages, Literatures & Cultures; and, Marta Kondratyuk, Dept. of Cultural Analysis & Theory.
The Stony Brook May Day Coalition voted on April 15 to support this event as part of the Free University.

6:00 PM

Unpaid Student Labor
Led by:
Matthew Sacco
Starts:
6:00 PM
Ends:
7:00 PM
Location: C
Description: I will be lecturing on unpaid student labor from a number of perspectives. The first will examine its origins in upper class firms, usually offered to children of rich parents who were financially secure. I will then discuss the state of unpaid student labor in the United States today in a political, economic, and social lens. Finally, I will discuss the way the phenomenon of unpaid student labor manifests at Stony Brook University.

7:00 PM

*****EVENING GATHERING*****

COMMUNITY DINNER
Hosted by: Stony Brook May Day Coalition
Starts: 7:00 PM
Ends: 8:00 PM
Location: Staller Steps
Description:  FREE FOOD for all May Day participants, friends, and allies!

8:00 PM

MAY DAY AFTER-PARTY!
Hosted by:
Stony Brook May Day Coalition
Starts:
8:00 PM
Ends:
never
Location: Staller Steps
Description: 
Bring your old-school boombox, acoustic guitar, drums, your dancing shoes, singing voice, or a poem to read. It’s a DIY dance party, open-mic, and May Day celebration all in one! Email us at maydaysbu@gmail.com with your creative ideas!

 

BEYOND MAY DAY

May 6, 8:00 PM

*****OPEN MEETING*****

BEYOND MAY DAY: REFLECTIONS & NEXT STEPS
Hosted by:
Stony Brook May Day Coalition
Starts:
8:00 PM
Ends:
9:00 PM
Location: Meet in SBS, 3rd Floor Lounge
Description: 
Post-May Day meeting to reflect on how it went, and to set intentions for the future.
Email maydaysbu@gmail.com for more information.

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