Sep 18, 2007 | 5:30PM
Sulzberger Parlor
3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Echoes of Life: Developing Ultrasound Technologies
Beryl Benacerraf '71

roslyn s. silver '27 science lecture

Obstetric ultrasound has proven such a valuable diagnostic tool since the late 1950s that it's become a cornerstone of monitoring fetal development. Revolutionary innovations continue to transform the field, providing both doctors and pregnant women with an astounding and ever-increasing array of information about the fetuses they care for. On Tuesday, September 18, Beryl Benacerraf '71, one of the leading researchers in ultrasound technology, presents her pioneering work in prenatal diagnosis … Read more

Sep 26, 2007 | 12:00PM
101 Barnard Hall

The Storytelling Project: A Model for Teaching About Race and Racism Through Storytelling and the Arts
Lee Anne Bell

lunchtime lecture

Stories are powerful vehicles for addressing race and racism, says Barnard Professor of Education Lee Anne Bell. In conjunction with a diverse team of artists, teachers, university faculty and students, she has developed a unique educational model that uses storytelling to help high school students understand and deal effectively with race issues. From the group's rigorous analysis of literature, critical race theory, and narrative, the framework for an exciting new curriculum emerged. On … Read more

Oct 4, 2007 | 7:00PM
James Room
4th Floor Barnard Hall

Young, Queer, and Organized
Q-Team and FIERCE!


FIERCE! and Q-team may be located on opposite sides of the country, but they couldn't be closer in working to empower young queer and trans youth of color and building broader, more inclusive social justice movements. On Thursday, October 4, members from each of these impressive grassroots organizations, including Q-team's Ned del Callejo, come together to share their innovative strategies for changing the world. FIERCE! is a community organization for Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two … Read more

Oct 17, 2007 | 7:00PM
Sulzberger Parlor
3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Manifest Your Destiny: Find the Courage to Defy Convention and Create a Life Worth Living
Loolwa Khazzoom '91


Since her activist days at Barnard College, Loolwa Khazzoom '91 has followed her passion in building an unconventional career with a DIY (Do It Yourself) attitude. A self-taught Jewish multicultural educator, freelance writer, dance therapist, and singer/songwriter, she has presented and performed at leading venues, including the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Harvard University, and she has published in leading periodicals, including Rolling Stone and The Washington Post. Most importantly, she has … Read more

Oct 24, 2007 | 12:00PM
101 Barnard Hall

Egypt’s Human Rights Groups: Assessing Their Political Impact
Mona El-Ghobashy

lunchtime lecture

When the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) and like-minded groups came into existence over twenty years ago, some hailed the groups as pillars of "civil society," and the best hope for grassroots democratic transformation within an authoritarian regime. Others argued that these same organizations are nothing more than smokescreens deployed by authoritarian elites to deflect international and domestic pressures for reform. Two decades later, scholars and journalists still disagree on … Read more

Oct 26, 2007 | 1:00PM
420 West 118th Street
IAB, Columbia University

Gender and Migration in a Global Perspective: Difficult Dialogues


Dominating recent domestic policy discussions, migration has proven to be one of the most difficult and controversial political topics of our time. With last March's memorable Scholar & Feminist Conference, the Barnard Center for Research on Women endeavored to create a dialogue around immigration that takes into account the oft-overlooked issues of gender and sexuality. This semester, BCRW joins the Barnard Forum on Migration and the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia in … Read more

Oct 30, 2007 | 5:30PM
James Room
4th Floor Barnard Hall

Ain’t I American? Women, Human Rights, and U.S. Identity in the 21st Century
Dorothy Q. Thomas

helen pond mcintyre '48 lecture

Where would our society be without the contributions of countless women who've worked so tirelessly to secure our rights? On Tuesday, October 30, activist, author, advisor, and strategist Dorothy Q. Thomas invites us to reflect on this question as she delivers the fourth annual Helen Pond McIntyre '48 Lecture. As a means of tracing the rise of two distinct but intersecting movements in the United States—the struggle for women's rights and the struggle for human rights—Thomas shares … Read more

Nov 2, 2007 | 9:30AM
Sulzberger Parlor
3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Reconstructing Womanhood: A Future Beyond Empire
Keynote by Hazel Carby


This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Hazel Carby's Reconstructing Womanhood, a touchstone of scholarship in the fields of Literary and Cultural Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Gender Studies, and Post-Colonial Studies. With a one-day symposium on November 2, BCRW joins the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University, the Columbia University Libraries, and Barnard's Department of Africana Studies in reexamining the importance of this work as … Read more

Nov 8-9, 2007
CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Avenue

Sexuality, Religion, and Politics
Keynote by Michael Warner


Over the last several decades, conservative, politicized religious movements have proliferated around the world, successfully resisting secularist establishments and "liberal" culture, and mobilizing to re-impose various forms of patriarchal order. The trend is apparent across the globe, from the backlash over feminism and sexual liberation in the United States to the potentially schismatic revolt in the Anglican church by the conservative evangelical hierarchy in Africa to the rise of … Read more

Nov 10-11, 2007
Hunter College

Freedom on Our Terms: A New Agenda for Women and Girls


In 1977, over 20,000 people gathered in Houston, Texas at the National Women's Conference to evaluate gender discrimination in America and to develop recommendations for reform. Never before had such a diverse group of women gathered in one place to share the realities of their lives, educating each other about the unique challenges they faced as a result of violence, poverty, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, geography, and physical disability. Under the leadership of its Presiding … Read more