Apr 16, 2014 | 6:30PM
Sulzberger Parlor
3rd Floor, Barnard Hall

Historical Perspectives on Domestic Worker Organizing
Elizabeth Quay Hutchison and Premilla Nadasen


The history of domestic worker organizing illustrates how domestic workers have mobilized to transform their working lives and, in the process, have built a movement with a distinctive approach to labor organizing. In this conversation, historians Elizabeth Hutchison (University of New Mexico) and Premilla Nadasen (Barnard College) explore the contours of this history in the United States and Chile, analyzing the changing labor relations of domestic service over the course of the 20th century … Read more

Apr 21, 2014 | 7:30PM
The Auditorium at The New School
66 West 12th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

“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 attackers in self defense, she was arrested and eventually imprisoned for 19 months. As she awaited trial and experienced incarceration, the Transgender … Read more

Apr 23, 2014 | 6:30PM
Held Auditorium
304 Barnard Hall

Redefining Realness: A Salon in honor of Janet Mock
Janet Mock, Brittney Cooper, Che Gossett, Reina Gossett, CeCe McDonald, and Mey Valdivia Rude


This year’s salon focuses on a 
new memoir by writer Janet Mock, Redefining Realness: My Path 
to Womanhood, Identity, Love &
 So Much More, which relates the author’s experience as a young 
trans woman of color working
 in mainstream media. In 2012,
 Mock, who served as a Staff Editor for People.com for five years, launched the social media project #GirlsLikeUs which aims to raise 
the visibility of trans women. She currently travels the country speaking about her experience of living at 
the … Read more

June 18-20, 2014
Barnard College Campus

Women and Community in the Ancien Régime: Traditional and New Media


REGISTER EVENT INFORMATION Event Informaton Click here to register. This three-day conference investigates how women participated in and contributed to different kinds of community in medieval and 
early modern Europe. Featuring presentations based on texts and images in traditional manuscript and print format, as well as work that employs new technology and media projects, the conference will be interdisciplinary, and will consider the function and importance of female communities in … Read more

Jul 27, 2014 | 3:00PM
Studio 305
3rd Floor, Barnard Hall

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 a part of Rosa-Salas' project "No Such Thing As Neutral," which will culminate in a lecture-demonstration and performance on November 8th. Register online. Suggested Donation: $10 … Read more

Sep 16, 2014 | 12:00PM
101 Barnard Hall

The Closet
Henry Abelove

lunchtime lecture

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 Studies Reader, which won the Lambda Prize, and he is the author of The Evangelist of Desire and Deep Gossip. … Read more

Oct 1, 2014 | 12:00PM
Room 504
Diana Center

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 Dominican state-sponsored sugar industry. Hundreds of thousands of people of Haitian descent are now facing the inability to go to school, obtain work, … Read more

Oct 1, 2014 | 7:30PM
Held Auditorium
304 Barnard Hall

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 protests, an unsuccessful attack by Batra upon another of Doniger’s books from another publisher (On Hinduism, published by the Aleph Book Company), attacks upon books by other … Read more

Oct 7, 2014 | 6:30PM
James Room
4th Floor Barnard Hall

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 photographs of black communities in diaspora, it explores the quotidian practices of black subjects whose micro-labors … Read more

Oct 9, 2014 | 12:00PM
101 Barnard Hall

Birthright Crisis: The Power and Paradoxes of Media Advocacy
Miriam Neptune

lunchtime lecture

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 organizing tool and a focal point for dialogue between two communities with diverging … Read more