Room 504
Oct 1, 2014 | 12:00PM

How Does It Feel to Be Stateless?

Altagracia Jean Joseph

In September 2013, the Dominican Republic passed TC168/13, a law that permanently annulled the citizenship of children born to “undocumented parents,” going back to 1929. This law directly impacted the children of Haitian immigrants who have been brought into to the Dominican Republic as laborers for the past 80 years, a practice initiated by the […]

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activism, human rights, immigration

Held Auditorium
Oct 1, 2014 | 7:30PM

Censorship and Self-Censorship in India or: How Many Penguins Can Stand On a Book Before It Sinks?

Wendy Doniger

Since Penguin India, under legal attack by Dina Nath Batra, agreed, in February of this year, to cease publication of Wendy Doniger’s book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, much has happened in the world of letters in India (not to mention the election of Narenda Modi, in the world of politics). There have been massive […]

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literature, religion

Sulzberger Parlor
Nov 13, 2014 | 6:30PM

Natural Product Synthesis : A Platform for Discovery in Chemistry and Biology

Sarah E. Reisman

The chemical synthesis of natural products provides an exciting platform from which to conduct fundamental research in chemistry and biology. Dr. Reisman’s laboratory has ongoing research programs targeting the chemical syntheses of several natural products. The densely packed arrays of heteroatoms and stereogenic centers that constitute these polycyclic targets challenge the limits of current technology […]

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biology, chemistry, science

Event Oval
Nov 8, 2014 | 2:30PM

No Such Thing as Neutral

Ali Rosa-Salas

Countless forms of dance created and performed in public spaces are bundled under the umbrella of “vernacular” or “street.” These diverse methods have been widely recognized for their emphasis on improvisation, “informal” teaching methods, and the central role of marginalized communities of color in their production, yet they are often figured primarily in opposition to […]

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arts, class, dance, performance, race

Earl Hall, Columbia University &
Oct 23, 2014 | 9:00AM

Are the Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality? Religion and the Burdens of Black Sexual Politics

Anthea Butler, Kenyon Farrow, Darnell Moore, Alondra Nelson, Emilie Townes, and more

Registration and full schedule available here. We are living through a moment of tremendous change at the intersection of race, religion, and sexuality, which has significant implications both for those who study and practice religion alike. This conference will bring scholars, activists, and religious leaders together to explore a range of historical and contemporary phenomena […]

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academy, africana, gender, intersectionality, race, religion, sexuality

BCRW
Oct 9, 2014 | 12:00PM

Birthright Crisis: The Power and Paradoxes of Media Advocacy

Miriam Neptune

After a September 2013 court ruling stripped citizenship from thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent, long-term efforts to critique human rights conditions in the Dominican Republic gained traction while existing tensions between Dominican and Haitian diaspora groups also increased. Miriam Neptune will discuss the experience of screening her award-winning documentary Birthright Crisis as both an […]

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activism, film, history, human rights

James Room
Oct 7, 2014 | 6:30PM

Black Feminist Futures and the Practice of Fugitivity

Tina Campt

What kinds of ‘practice’ create possibilities for new feminist futures? How do our everyday engagements with power complicate how we understand feminist struggle? This talk uses a black feminist conception of practice to think beyond conventional notions of resistance as the primary model for understanding the relationship of marginalized subjects to power. Focusing on archival […]

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africana, gender, history, labor, photography, race

BCRW
Sep 16, 2014 | 12:00PM

The Closet

Henry Abelove

Henry Abelove, Willbur Fisk Osborne Emeritus Professor of English at Wesleyan University, will ask and try to answer this question: How and why and in what specific circumstances did the term “the closet”–as connoting a hidden life–first come into use among gay and lesbian Americans? Professor Abelove is the co-editor of The Lesbian and Gay […]

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gender, history, queer, sexuality

Studio 305
Jul 27, 2014 | 3:00PM

Dance Workshop with Lite Feet legend Chrybaby Cozie

Chrybaby Cozie

BCRW Alumnae Fellow Ali Rosa-Salas ’13 hosts Lite Feet legend Chrybaby Cozie at Barnard College for a dance class and discussion about this Harlem-founded dance form. For those who want to learn how to do the real Harlem Shake, this workshop is for you. The workshop will be held from 3 PM – 5 PM. This workshop is […]

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arts, dance, performance

Event Oval
Oct 16, 2014 | 9:00AM

Justice in the Home: Domestic Work Past, Present, and Future

Eileen Boris, Tamara Mose Brown, Linda Burnham, Grace Chang, Janice Fine, Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Claire Hobden, Tera Hunter, Fish Ip, Eva Kittay, Jennifer Klein, Elizabeth Clark Lewis, Andrea Cristina Mercado, Premilla Nadasen, Rhacel Parrenas, Ai-jen Poo, Cecilia Rio, Mary Romero, Saskia Sassen, Peggie Smith, Nik Theodore, and Martina Vandenberg

DESCRIPTION PROGRAM REGISTER Description Link to Justice in the Home Wikispaces Click here to register online. Research about domestic work, domestic workers, and domestic worker organizing is an abundant and growing field. The attention garnered by organizing efforts by and on behalf of domestic workers, both nationally and internationally, has served as a spur to […]

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academy, activism, class, economic justice, gender, history, human rights, labor

The Auditorium at The New School
Apr 21, 2014 | 7:30PM

“I Use My Love to Guide Me”: Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Impossible Situations

CeCe McDonald, Reina Gossett, and Dean Spade

EVENT INFORMATION VIDEOS ASK A QUESTION RESOURCES Event Informaton In 2011, CeCe McDonald was a fashion design student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College when while walking to a grocery store, she and her friends were attacked by a group of white people shouting racist and transphobic slurs. When CeCe fatally stabbed one of their […]

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activism, class, economic justice, gender, human rights, politics, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

Sulzberger Parlor
Mar 27, 2014 | 3:00PM

Gender, Justice, and Activisms in New York City: A Special Pre-Conference Panel

Kate D'Adamo, Reina Gossett, Amber Hollibaugh, Tiloma Jayasinghe, Sydnie Mosley, and Penelope Saunders

How do contemporary social conditions affect activism on behalf of gender and sexual justice in New York City? Have economic shifts since the financial crisis of 2008 changed possibilities for activist undertakings? How can we support efforts for social justice under these new conditions? What kind of new work is being undertaken? In Fall 2013, […]

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activism, arts, class, economic justice, gender, politics, queer, sexuality, transgender