Mar 27, 2012 | 6:00PM
Digital Training Lab
1st Floor Lehman Hall

Wiki Women’s History Month Project


Add your voice to the world’s largest source of collaboratively-curated knowledge! Wikipedia is often the first stop when people are looking to learn about a new topic, but around 85% of Wikipedia editors are men, and it’s sorely lacking in women’s history and representations. In honor of women’s history month, we’ll gather and learn how to edit Wikipedia articles and work together on creating and improving articles related to women’s history. No prior knowledge is necessary! Librarians … Read more

Mar 29, 2012 | 6:30PM
Sulzberger Parlor
3rd Floor Barnard Hall

The Girl Who Burned the Banknotes: Rural Women, Memory, and China’s Collective Past
Gail Hershatter


What can we learn about the Chinese revolution by placing a doubly marginalized group—rural women—at the center of the inquiry? This year’s Women’s History Month lecturer, Gail Hershatter, will explore changes in the lives of women in rural Shaanxi province during the revolutionary decades of the 1950s and 1960s. Centering on the story of Zhang Chaofeng, a former child daughter-in-law, the talk explores the question of whether women had a revolution, examining the nature of socialism … Read more

Apr 2, 2012 | 6:30PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

The Window Sex Project
Sydnie L. Mosley ’07

dance performance and discussion

PROGRAM ABOUT THE PROCESS THANK YOU RESOURCES VIDEOS The Window Sex Project is a dance performance that tackles the everyday practice in which women are “window shopped,”—or forced to bear unsolicited harassment from men while walking on the street. An innovative performance grounded in personal experiences, feminist theory, and a collective need to take action, The Window Sex Project fosters conversation in the community about the need to eradicate unsolicited verbal harassment and … Read more

Apr 3, 2012 | 12:00PM
101 Barnard Hall

“To Certain of Our Philistines”: Alain Locke and the Democratic Promise of Black Art
Michelle R. Smith

lunchtime lecture

Can Alain Locke, the black cultural critic and public intellectual now best known for his lifelong commitment to black art and for his editorship of the 1925 anthology, The New Negro: An Interpretation, be read as a political theorist? What would it mean to engage Locke as a political theorist instead of as a cultural critic, and his art criticism as an example of black political thought instead of as a tool in service of his alleged group partisanship? Contemporary scholarship usually treats … Read more

Apr 5, 2012 | 6:00PM
1501 IAB
Columbia University

Carceral Politics in Palestine and Beyond: Gender, Vulnerability, Prison
Judith Butler, Angela Davis, Mai Masri, Lena Meari


This panel will explore comparative approaches to Israeli prisons and detention. PANELISTS: Judith Butler, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Angela Davis, Prison Activist and History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz Mai Masri, Independent Documentary Filmmaker, Beirut, Lebanon Lena Meari, Center for Palestine Studies Fellow, Columbia University Registration is recommended on the Center for Palestine Studies website. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the event will begin … Read more

Apr 9, 2012 | 7:00PM
Julius Held Auditorium
3rd Floor Barnard Hall

U.S. Premiere of Madwomen
María Elena Wood, Maja Horn, and Nara Milanich

screening & discussion

In 1946, upon her return from receiving the Nobel Prize, Gabriela Mistral met New Yorker Doris Dana, BC ’44, at a lecture in Milbank Hall. Mistral was a poet, educator, and diplomat, revered in her native Chile. Yet plagued by gossip about her sexuality and the devastating loss of her only son, she spent most of her later life outside of Chile, and in her final years, settled with Dana on Long Island, where her companion recorded many of their conversations. Out of these recordings comes … Read more

Apr 12, 2012 | 7:00PM
Low Library, The Rotunda
Columbia University

Transformative Justice, Sexual Violence, and Disability Justice
Mia Mingus


Photo Credit: Franco Folini As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), join Men's Peer Education for a lecture by Mia Mingus on the intersections of disability justice, sexual violence, and transformative justice. As a queer, physically disabled woman of color, Korean transracial and transnational adoptee, writer, organizer, and community builder, Mia Mingus has worked with disability justice, reproductive justice, queer liberation, and transformative justice. Her work is concerned … Read more

Apr 17, 2012 | 6:00PM
101 Barnard Hall

Is it Time for a 5th World Conference on Women?
Yvonne Maingey, Rosemary Williams, Anele Heiges, and Shazia Z. Rafi


Photo Credit: UN Women/Ryan Brown Join leaders from several NGOs to discuss the past and future of the World Conference on Women. What have these conferences accomplished and why is 2015 the right time for another one? Find out how you can you get involved in developing a youth-focused and inclusive event for women from around the world. Partipants include: Yvonne Maingey is a 23-year-old Kenyan environmentalist and graduate of the London School of Economics currently pursuing graduate … Read more

Apr 19, 2012 | 7:00PM
Room 504
The Diana Center

Harvest of Grief
Amrita Basu

screening & discussion

Harvest of Grief, a 66-minute documentary, chronicles the stories of those left behind in the wake of an epidemic of farmer suicides sweeping the north Indian state of Punjab. Created by Rasil Basu and Ekatra, a non-profit devoted to supporting marginalized women and their families, the film reveals complicated dynamics of gender, economics, and sustainability in the wake of economic liberalization and globalization. Amrita Basu, daughter of the filmmaker and Professor of Political Science … Read more

Apr 23, 2012 | 6:00PM
Maison Francaise
Columbia University

Paromita Vohra

screening & discussion

BOMBAY/MUMBAI STORIES: Films about Gender, Labor, and the Politics of Visibility Part 1: Paromita Vohra Bombay/Mumbai Stories explores questions of gender, labor, the politics of visibility, and subaltern public culture with Mumbai-based documentary film-makers Surabhi Sharma and Paromita Vohra. Paromita Vohra will explore gender, the city, and vulnerability with clips from select films, accompanied by a screening of her award-winning documentary Q2P. Q2P is a film about toilets and the … Read more