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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: A Salon in Honor of Saidiya Hartman

Panel featuring Saidiya Hartman, Daphne Brooks, Aimee Meredith Cox, Macarena Gomez-Barris, Alexander G. Weheliye, and Tina Campt.

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“But words live in the spirit of her face and that/ sound will no longer yield to imperial erase”: Archiving Colonialism

S&F Conference panel featuring La Vaughn Belle, Justin Leroy, and Cameron Rowland, moderated by Saidiya Hartman

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Online Publication

Radical Black Women of Harlem Walking Tour

The Radical Black Women of Harlem Walking Tour was researched by Asha Futterman with support from Mariame Kaba, with map design by Arrianna Planey, and publication design by Neta Bomani. This guide book is designed for educational and organizing use by students, educators, and community members.

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Building Accountable Communities

Accountability is a familiar buzz-word in social movements, but what does it mean? How do we work toward it? What does it look like to be accountable to survivors without exiling or disposing those who do harm? In a new series of four short videos, anti-violence activists Kiyomi Fujikawa and Shannon Perez-Darby explore key challenges and concepts around these questions.

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Events

Featured Publications

September 2019

Annual Report 2017-2019

Report on BCRW accomplishments from Fall 2017 – Spring 2019.

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May 2019

Radical Black Women of Harlem Walking Tour

The Radical Black Women of Harlem Walking Tour was researched by Asha Futterman with support from Mariame Kaba, with map design by Arrianna Planey, and publication design by Neta Bomani. This tour guide is designed for educational and organizing use by students, educators, and community members.

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Sep 11, 2019
Elizabeth Castelli, BCRW Director

Accompanying a friend to immigration court

I did my first accompaniment to immigration court one morning a couple of weeks ago as a volunteer with the New Sanctuary Coalition. I can’t say anything about the particular case, but I can say some things about the experience in some random order of observations: First, there’s the sense of scale. Our group–family members of […]

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Aug 15, 2019
Barnard Center for Research on Women

Oral histories, collaborations, and what we’re reading

News from the Center Celebrating 50 Years: Oral History and Archives This summer, BCRW Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Eve Marie Kausch ’18 participated in the 2019 Summer Oral History Institute organized by the Columbia Center for Oral History Research and the Columbia Journalism School. This year’s program was called “From the Margins to the Center: Narrating the Politics of […]

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May 9, 2019
Asha Futterman BC '21

Because of Them, I Am Not Alone: Radical Black Women of Harlem

A particularly evil thing about racism is its ability to make Black women feel alone. For my whole life I’ve been taught that I’m alone, that I will be one of the first or one of the only, that Black people haven’t existed in the places that I exist, but it’s all a lie. There […]

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Jun 10, 2019

News from the Interrupting Criminalization Initiative, plus fall events preview

Updates from the Social Justice Institute This spring, Interrupting Criminalization: Research in Action, an initiative organized by Mariame Kaba and Andrea J. Ritchie hosted a series of timely convenings aimed at shaping an agenda for interrupting, reducing, and ending criminalization, incarceration, and the deportation of women, girls, and trans and gender nonconforming people. In March of 2019, […]

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Featured Videos

Recorded Mar 4, 2019
Tags: Aimee Meredith Cox, Alexander G. Weheliye, black feminism, Daphne Brooks, Macarena Gomez-Barris, Saidiya Hartman, Tina Campt, Wayward Lives Beautiful Experiments: An Intimate History of Social Upheaval

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: A Salon in Honor of Saidiya Hartman

Panel discussion featuring Saidiya Hartman, Daphne Brooks, Aimee Meredith Cox, Macarena Gomez-Barris, Alexander G. Weheliye, and Tina Campt.

Recorded Feb 9, 2019
Tags: archives, Cameron Rowland, colonialism, Justin Leroy, La Vaughn Belle, Saidiya Hartman

S&F Conference: Archiving Colonialism

Scholar and Feminist Conference panel featuring La Vaughn Belle, Justin Leroy, and Cameron Rowland, moderated by Saidiya Hartman