May 15, 2012 | 1:00PM
James Room
4th Floor Barnard Hall

Post-Graduation Panel – Social Justice Feminism: Where Scholarship and Activism Meet
Elizabeth Castelli, Ynestra King, Shayoni Mitra, Lulu Mickelson, and Catherine Sameh,


The Barnard Center for Research on Women celebrated its 40th anniversary this academic year, marking the beginning of its fifth decade of bringing feminist academics and feminist activists together in the service of social justice and social change. In all of our collaborative projects, we work to create feminist knowledge that can be used by researchers, activists, policy makers, scholars, media makers, students, artists, and anyone working in social justice arenas. This panel will provide … Read more

May 2, 2012 | 11:00AM
101 Barnard Hall

Doubting Sex: How Bodies Changed and Selves Appeared in Nineteenth Century Hermaphrodite Case Histories
Geertje Mak


Anna Barbara Meier and Emma R. both grew up as females in Germany, and were in their adult lives both medically declared to be male. However, there was a time gap of more than one century between the two cases. In her lecture, Geertje Mak shows that hermaphroditism itself changed profoundly over the course of the nineteenth century. Until the 1860s, in cases of doubt someone’s sex was medically examined on the basis of outer appearance and the patient’s own statements mainly. Around 1900 sex had … Read more

Apr 25, 2012 | 6:00PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

Jari Mari: Of Cloth and Other Stories
Surabhi Sharma

screening & discussion

BOMBAY/MUMBAI STORIES: Films about Gender, Labor, and the Politics of Visibility Part 2: Surabhi Sharma 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. Surabhi Sharma will share her debut film, Jari Mari: Of Cloth and Other Stories, which documents narratives of gender and informal labor as these relate to the broader processes of … Read more

Apr 24, 2012 | 6:30PM
Elbash Auditorium, CUNY Graduate Center
365 5th Avenue

What You Can Do to Stop the War Against Women
Senator Liz Krueger, Jessica Valenti, Joe Rollins, Jamia Wilson, and Amy Richards


There is a war against women raging across the country. Presidential candidates are speaking out in opposition to basic contraception. Anti-woman legislators around the country are trying to put more and more barriers between women and their reproductive rights. Wisconsin's governor just pushed through a repeal of his state's Equal Pay Enforcement Act. Even here in New York, we are having difficulty pushing a pro-woman agenda forward. Join us for an evening of basic training to learn what you … 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

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 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 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 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 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