S&F Online

Thinking Queer Activism Transnationally

Edited by Gema Pérez-Sánchez and Brenna Munro, this issue theorizes and engages with queer activism across national boundaries and between the Global North and Global South.

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The Personal Things

Animation starring Miss Major Griffin-Gracy
Directed by Reina Gossett
Art by Micah Bazant

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Web Resources

The Harlem Semester

A place-based social justice learning initiative organized by BCRW and the Department of Africana Studies

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S&F Online

Navigating Neoliberalism in the Academy, Nonprofits, and Beyond

Guest edited by Soniya Munshi and Craig Willse

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Featured Publications

September 19, 2017

The Crisis of Criminalization: A Call for a Comprehensive Philanthropic Response

This report is an urgent call for a comprehensive philanthropic response to the growing crisis of criminalization. Over the past decade mass incarceration - the reality that over 2.2 million people are locked up in the nation’s prisons and jails, and 60% are people of color – has emerged as a central social justice issue of our time. This groundbreaking report calls for immediate, concerted, comprehensive, sustained, cross-sector, collaborative philanthropic response to the growing crisis of criminalization, and outlines strategies to more effectively tackle criminalization and mass incarceration, to stop the spread of surveillance and punishment, and to meet the challenges of the current political climate.

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Fall 2011/Spring 2012

A New Queer Agenda

With this issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online, the Barnard Center for Research on Women celebrates our ongoing collaboration with Queers for Economic Justice. Through this partnership, we have been engaging activists, academics and organizers around a vision and practice of cross-issue organizing that sees gender and sex as central to issues like immigration, poverty, homelessness, gentrification, and drug use. “A New Queer Agenda” pushes beyond the vision of security and belonging offered through gay marriage to a broader politics of economic, political and sexual justice for all.

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Fall 2015

Digital Shange

The Digital Shange Project uses the works of Barnard alumna Ntozake Shange (BC ’70) and her recently donated archive to offer students a broader understanding of African diaspora, women’s history and feminist politics; an integrated study of the performing arts; and the potential for personal transformation.

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Featured Videos

Released Jun 20, 2017
Tags: activism, class, democracy, gender, history, policy, prisons, race, violence

Joan Little – Survived and Punished

Joan Little was the first woman acquitted of murder on the grounds of of self-defense against sexual violence. Learn about her story and the global organizing that successfully fought for her freedom.

Released May 9, 2017
Tags: ableism, capitalism, classism, criminalization, disability, disability justice, heteropatriarchy, incarceration, institutionalization, medical industrial complex, misogyny, prison industrial complex, racism, white supremacy

Ableism is the Bane of My Motherfuckin’ Existence

Activists Patty Berne and Stacey Milbern expand on the disability justice framework and the need for a politicized understanding of ableism within a context of racism, classism, colonialism, and heteropatriarchy.

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