754 Schermerhorn Extension
Oct 12, 2012 | 3:00PM

Did You Kiss the Dead Body? Visualizing Absence in the Archive of War

Rajkamal Kahlon

Rajkamal Kahlon, Artist-In-Residence at the American Civil Liberties Union, speaks about her ongoing project Did You Kiss the Dead Body? Kahlon works with U.S. military autopsy reports, death certificates and torture related government documents from Iraq and Afghanistan to explore the bureaucratization of death, as it intersects questions of empathy and the construction of memory. […]

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arts, violence, war

James Room
Nov 7, 2012 | 6:00PM

Ntozake Shange on Stage and Screen

Ntozake Shange, Soyica Diggs Colbert, and Monica Miller

The 2012-13 Africana Distinguished Alumna Series honors one of Barnard’s most distinguished African American alumnae: Ntozake Shange ’70. A playwright, poet, and novelist of startling originality, Shange is best known for her 1975 Obie Award-winning play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. Following the screening of Tyler Perry’s acclaimed […]

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africana, arts, barnard, film, gender, literature, performance, race, writing

James Room
Oct 18, 2012 | 7:00PM

Staking Our Claim: Trans Women’s Literature in the 21st Century

Imogen Binnie, Ryka Aoki, Donna Ostrowsky, Red Durkin, and Reina Gossett

As our notions of feminism have evolved over the last several decades, so too has the body of literature by and about trans women. In this fiction reading and panel sponsored by the Barnard Library, celebrating the release of The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard (Topside Press, 2012), four trans women authors will […]

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arts, gender, literature, queer, sexuality, transgender, writing

Avery Plaza, in front of Schermerhorn
Sep 20, 2012 | 4:00PM

Girls Rock! at IRWAG

Martha Redbone, Still Saffire, Ajo, Olivia Harris, and Lady Bits

As part of their 25th anniversary, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWAG) presents Girls Rock! – free outdoor concert featuring: Martha Redbone Still Saffire from the Willie Mae Rock Camp Ajo Olivia Harris Lady Bits For more information and related events, visit IRWAG25.com.

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academy, arts, children, gender, performance

Event Oval
Sep 13, 2012 | 6:30PM

40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk? Premiere

Lee Anne Bell

Director Markie Hancock’s film tells the story of the first African Americans to integrate the white high school in Batesville, Mississippi in 1967-69. In 2005, black alumni received an invitation to their class reunion—for the first time in 40 years. Featuring frank discussions between black and white alumni, the film provides a moving story of […]

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africana, education, film, history, politics, race

Event Oval
Sep 12, 2012 | 7:00PM

The Invisible War

Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton, Helen Benedict, and Catherine Sameh

Registration is required. Please click here to reserve a ticket. Today a female soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Invisible War explores this epidemic of rape in the U.S. military, looking at the impact not just on survivors of sexual […]

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film, gender, violence

Oct 10, 2012 | 6:30PM

Speak up! Establishing Online Voice through Blogging – for Barnard Students

Julie Zeilinger ’15 and Lulu Mickelson ’14

In conjunction with the launch of the BCRW Blog, this evening workshop will familiarize Barnard students with the medium of blogging–providing tools, rules, and examples to encourage participants to contribute their voices to the Blogosphere. It will cover the general guidelines of blog style and content by deconstructing the details of an effective post, discussing […]

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activism, media, technology, writing

James Room
Dec 6, 2012 | 6:30PM

Human Rights Day Panel: Sonia Pierre and the Struggle for Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

Miriam Neptune, Manuela Pierre, Ninaj Raoul, and Monisha Bajaj

Sonia Pierre (1963-2011), mobilized communities in the Dominican Republic to advocate for citizenship and human rights for Dominicans of Haitian descent. At age 13, Pierre led strike to improve working conditions for sugar cane cutters in the batey where she was born. As the director of Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico-Haitiana (MUDHA), she used legal challenges […]

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activism, gender, history, human rights, immigration, transnational

Sulzberger Parlor
Nov 14, 2012 | 6:30PM

Muslim Women, Activism, and New Media Cultures

Ousseina Alidou and others

Many scholars within a variety of disciplines have begun to examine the ways in which new media technologies in the Muslim world have helped amplify discussions and debates about the role and meaning of Islam in everyday life. This panel will consider how women in different Muslim contexts, who may or may not identify with […]

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activism, gender, history, human rights, media, technology, transnational

Nov 12, 2012 | 12:00PM

Stigma, Precarity, and the Everyday Life of Outcaste Labor

Anupama Rao

What forms of critical thought and cultural production are enabled by intersections between stigmatized life and the social experience of labor in twentieth-century Bombay? In her latest project, Barnard College Associate Professor of History Anupama Rao critically engages traditional approaches to labor, examining how the practices of precarious workers, such as India’s Dalits, impact the […]

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class, economic justice, gender, history, human rights, labor, transnational

Sulzberger Parlor
Nov 1, 2012 | 7:00PM

Women Poets at Barnard

Anne Carson and Alice Oswald

Celebrated poets Anne Carson and Alice Oswald read from their recent works, followed by a reception. Anne Carson is a poet and classics scholar. Her books of poetry include Glass, Irony and God; Plainwater; Autobiography of Red; The Beauty of the Husband, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry in 2001; and NOX. She […]

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arts, literature, writing

James Room
Oct 23, 2012 | 6:30PM

Moving Images: Psychoanalytically-Informed Methods in Documenting the Lives of Women Migrants and Asylum-Seekers

Janice Haaken

Many contemporary feminist projects attempt to subvert the male gaze by “bearing witness” to female trauma through visual representation. Yet these projects have tended to be under-theorized. Since visual images invoke the spectator’s experience of unmediated access to the inner world of the subject, the evocative power of photographic images may readily reproduce forms of […]

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film, gender, immigration, photography, science, violence