Event Oval
Mar 6, 2013 | 7:00PM

“The Lady with the Whip”: Gendered Violence and Social Death in Manderlay and Django Unchained

Frank Wilderson

How do we conceptualize gender, violence and political organizing in Black life? What does it mean to understand slavery as an ongoing relationship? Join us for a talk by Frank Wilderson, Professor of African American Studies and Drama (UC-Irvine) and award-winning author of Incognegro and Red White and Black. Esther Armah (political commentator, playwright, and […]

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africana, arts, film, gender, history, media, race, violence

Apr 18, 2013 | 12:00PM

Teaching and Writing Transnational Hispaniola: Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Kaiama L. Glover and Maja Horn

Even though popular and widely circulated images show Caribbean cultures as productively and inspiringly creolized, a fully transnational Caribbean reality has proven far more difficult to enact than to envision. Historically and contemporarily, the diverse Caribbean geographies are in many ways impermeable to one another. Almost nowhere are issues of nation-language borders and their resultant […]

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Sulzberger Parlor
Apr 16, 2013 | 6:30PM

Rights, Religion, and Secularity Salon

Tanika Sarkar, Neferti Tadiar, Anupama Rao, Winnifred Sullivan, and Abosede George

Acclaimed scholar of history, gender and colonialism Tanika Sarkar joins BCRW for the third event in the annual Salon Series, which offers an opportunity to dive into the implications of texts that make a critical intervention in their field. A diverse group of historians and area scholars respond to Sarkar’s latest work, “A Just Measure […]

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gender, history, policy, religion

Barnard Hall
Apr 9, 2013 | 9:00AM

The Politics of Solidarity: Gender, Sexuality, and Transnational Organizing

REGISTER DESCRIPTION PROGRAM Description REGISTER ONLINE at http://politicsofsolidarity.eventbrite.com Gender and sexuality have been central issues for activism and transnational affiliations. At the same time, they are often used by governments and nongovernmental organizations alike to reinforce the very forms of hierarchy and hegemony that activists seek to break down. This teach-in will examine movement building, […]

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activism, class, economic justice, gender, history, human rights, intersectionality, politics, queer, race, sexuality, transnational

James Room
Apr 8, 2013 | 7:00PM

The Future of Online Feminism

Courtney Martin ’02 and Vanessa Valenti

Tweets about “#femfuture” Courtney Martin ’02 and Vanessa Valenti present the latest New Feminist Solutions report, which details the development of a robust network of online feminist activism. Inspired by the current level of online activism but discouraged by high burnout rates and a lack of compensation, Martin and Valenti turned to a diverse group […]

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activism, gender, media, technology, writing

Mar 28, 2013 | 12:00PM

On Human Bondage in Ancient Egypt

Ellen Morris ’91

Around 1500 B.C.E., the subjects of this lecture first appear in the tombs of Egyptian nobles. Just a half-century prior, the Egyptian Delta had been dominated by rulers from the north, but the Egyptians had since conquered their conquerors and exerted sway as far as the Euphrates River. The sudden appearance, activities, and gradual disappearance […]

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history, violence

Barnard Hall
Mar 16, 2013 | 10:00AM

THATCamp Feminisms East

Register online at http://feminismseast2013.thatcamp.org Barnard joins The Humanities And Technology Camp movement of informal, collaborative “unconferences” dedicated to exploring innovation in the digital humanities. We will help to build the strand that focuses on feminist interventions. Bringing together faculty, students, information professionals and activists from across the Northeast, THATCamp Feminisms will delve into both the […]

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academy, education, history, technology

Sulzberger Parlor
Mar 5, 2013 | 6:30PM

Strategic Scrapbooks: Nineteenth Century Activists Remake the Newspaper for African American History and Women’s Rights

Ellen Gruber Garvey

Men and women 150 years ago grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks—the ancestors of Facebook and blogging. Women’s rights scrapbook makers documented women’s pioneering participation in the public realm and experimented with ways to present it. African Americans created massive compilation scrapbooks that acted as repositories of communal knowledge and passed along a critical, […]

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activism, africana, gender, history, media, race

The Diana Center
Mar 2, 2013 | 9:00AM


LIVE-TWEETING DESCRIPTION PROGRAM VIDEOS & MORE Live-Tweeting Tweets about “#sfutopia” Participant Twitter Handles Gwendolyn Beetham @gwendolynb K. Tempest Bradford @tinytempest Melanie Cervantes @Meloniousfunk Francesca Coppa @fcoppa Design for America – Lulu Mickelson, Andrew Demas, Kendall Herman @DFAColumbia Cassie Flynn @cassie_flynn Reina Gossett @reinagossett Amber Hollibaugh – Queers for Economic Justice @Q4EJ Valery Jean @Valery_Jean Ileana […]

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activism, arts, class, democracy, disability, economic justice, film, gender, intersectionality, queer, race, scholar & feminist, sexuality, technology

Event Oval
Mar 1, 2013 | 6:30PM

Utopia Opening Night: Wildness

Wu Tsang and Roya Rastegar

We’ll kick off this year’s Scholar & Feminist Conference on Utopia with a screening of Wu Tsang and Roya Rastegar’s film Wildness, a magical and explosive exploration of “safe space,” queer community, creativity, and class. Set in the historic Silver Platter, a Los Angeles bar that has been a home for Latin/LBGT immigrant communities since […]

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arts, class, gender, immigration, intersectionality, performance, queer, race, sexuality, transgender

Event Oval
Feb 15, 2013 | 10:00AM

Worlds of Shange

Jennifer DeVere Brody, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Alexis Pauline Gumbs ’04, Vanessa K. Valdés, and more

In a culture in which black women’s stories have been consistently marginalized, Ntozake Shange ’70 unflinchingly delved into experiences of “colored girls” in America, transcending genre and defying expectations with several of the most powerful and lyrical works of art in the twentieth century. This February, the Africana Studies Program, the Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary […]

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africana, arts, barnard, gender, history, intersectionality, literature, race

Event Oval
Feb 14, 2013 | 6:00PM

Performing Shange

Ntozake Shange ’70, Dianne McIntyre, Ebonie Smith ’07, and Student Performers

Playwright and poet Ntozake Shange ’70 has been a defining voice of African American experience since the production of her Obie Award winning masterwork, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, in 1975. To help kickoff the daylong conference, “The Worlds of Ntozake Shange,” Shange joins acclaimed dance artist Dianne […]

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