Maison Francaise
Apr 23, 2012 | 6:00PM


Paromita Vohra

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 […]

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arts, class, economic justice, film, gender, labor, transnational

Room 504
Apr 19, 2012 | 7:00PM

Harvest of Grief

Amrita Basu

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 […]

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environment, film, gender, human rights, transnational

Apr 17, 2012 | 6:00PM

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 […]

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gender, history, human rights, policy, transnational

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

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 […]

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activism, disability, gender, intersectionality, queer, transgender

Julius Held Auditorium
Apr 9, 2012 | 7:00PM

U.S. Premiere of Madwomen

María Elena Wood, Maja Horn, and Nara Milanich

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 […]

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arts, gender, latina, literature, queer, transnational

1501 IAB
Apr 5, 2012 | 6:00PM

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 […]

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democracy, gender, human rights, prisons, violence

Apr 3, 2012 | 12:00PM

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

Michelle R. Smith

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 […]

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africana, arts, race

Event Oval
Apr 2, 2012 | 6:30PM

The Window Sex Project

Sydnie L. Mosley ’07

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, […]

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activism, arts, dance, gender, performance, race, sexuality

Sulzberger Parlor
Mar 29, 2012 | 6:30PM

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 […]

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gender, history

Digital Training Lab
Mar 27, 2012 | 6:00PM

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 […]

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gender, history, technology

Mar 22, 2012 | 12:00PM

Student Life During Wartime: World War II at Barnard College

Karen Seeley

Before the outbreak of World War II, Barnard’s Committee on Instruction met monthly to discuss practical academic concerns, and to debate the essential components of an undergraduate liberal arts education. But in the early 1940s the Committee’s conversations underwent a marked shift, as the Second World War increasingly intruded on the requirements and routines of […]

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academy, barnard, history, war

Sulzberger Parlor
Mar 21, 2012 | 6:30PM

Private Bodies, Public Texts: A Salon in Honor of Karla FC Holloway

Karla FC Holloway, Tina Campt, Farah Griffin, Saidiya Hartman, Rebecca Jordan-Young, and Alondra Nelson

For the second event in BCRW’s newly inaugurated Salon Series, we have assembled a group of scholars whose expertise lies at the cross-section of law, race, gender, and bioethics to respond to Karla FC Holloway’s new book, Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics. This important and groundbreaking work examines instances where […]

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academy, africana, biology, gender, health, history, intersectionality, policy, race, reproductive technology, science, technology, violence