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 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

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

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 20-25, 2012
Lehman Hall
Barnard College Library

Hands-On Video Intensive


COURSE OF STUDY WORKSHOP LEADERS The Barnard Center for Research on Women presents a one-week, fast-paced, hands-on production workshop for students interested in video storytelling and social activism. Students will work collaboratively to produce a short video documentary that will be developed in conjunction with a New York City based not-for-profit organization. Participants will learn the essential elements and skills of storytelling, video production, post-production, and project … Read more

Jun 1, 2012 | 5:00PM
Julius Held Auditorium
3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Feminisms and Feminists Today: A Conversation Across the Decades
Kate Drabinski ’97, Katherine Franke ’81, Shilpa Guha ’12, Mila M. Jasey '72, and Courtney E. Martin ’02


The stock tale of American feminism is one produced through the narrative of waves: the first wave rises with the suffrage movement, the second wave with women’s consciousness-raising in the 1960s, and the third wave with the activism of riot grrrls, queers and young women of color. This narrative assumes vast periods of feminist abeyance, when, in fact, feminists have been active in many different periods and in a variety of locations. In their communities, workplaces, families, public … Read more

Jun 5, 2012 | 4:15PM
Room 203, Butler Library
Columbia University

Violence Against Disabled Women in Nepal
Neeti Khanal


Neeti Khanal, Lecturer at Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Tribhuvan University, Nepal and recipient of Australian Leadership Awards Scholarship, will give a presentation focused on her recent work, entitled, "Violence Against Disabled Women in Nepal" and interviewing disabled women survivors of violence. Her past work includes an examination of Maoist women's experience in armed conflict in Nepal. Ms. Khanal brings an extensive background in supporting, researching and … Read more

Sep 12, 2012 | 7:00PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

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

screening & discussion

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 assault but on the larger systems in which they are embedded. Following the screening will be a panel discussion with two women featured extensively in the film, moderated by BCRW … Read more

Sep 13, 2012 | 6:30PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk? Premiere
Lee Anne Bell

screening & discussion

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 the impact of desegregation, then and now. 40 Years Later raises questions essential to interracial dialogue and renews a commitment to addressing … Read more

Sep 19, 2012 | 6:00PM
NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

A New Queer Agenda
Lisa Duggan, Kenyon Farrow, Amber Hollibaugh, and Richard Kim

journal launch and celebration

Join contributors to the recently launched issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online, “A New Queer Agenda,” for an evening of politics, discussion, and celebration. A collaboration between BCRW and Queers for Economic Justice, “A New Queer Agenda” shows how activists, academics, and organizers can work together to build larger, more effective social justice movements by accessing connections between queer life and issues like immigration, hunger, aging, health care, welfare, and family. The … Read more