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

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

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 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 9, 2014 | 6:30PM
Sulzberger Parlor
3rd Floor, Barnard Hall

New Feminist Solutions: Social Justice Approaches to Ending Domestic Violence
Tiloma Jayasinghe, Sally MacNichol, Angela Moreno


Between 2011-2012, Sakhi for
 South Asian Women convened two meetings of grassroots organizers 
to address the challenges of 
building a broader anti-violence movement. These events explored
 the intersections between domestic violence and issues like immigration, transphobia, incarceration, and reproductive justice. While communities of color have always been disproportionately affected by such kinds of violence, they have 
also often been marginalized by the mainstream anti-domestic violence … Read more

Apr 2, 2014 | 12:00PM
101 Barnard Hall

Gender, Labor, Healing: Irish Immigrant Experiences in 19th Century NYC
Meredith Linn

lunchtime lecture

Meredith Linn, assistant professor of urban studies, shares her research into the experiences of illness, injury, and healing among 19th-century Irish immigrants in New York City. In particular, Linn explores the different kinds of injuries (and sometimes permanent scars 
and disabilities) that male and female Irish immigrants suffered in New York as a result of the gendered division of labor and how they responded to these injuries. Linn is currently working on a book and several articles about … Read more

Mar 28, 2014 | 9:30AM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

For the Public Good Conference
Ana Amuchástegui, Lee Anne Bell, Elizabeth Bernstein, Sealing Cheng, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Gail Cooper, Nico Fonseca, Kerwin Kaye, Mark Padilla, Mario Pecheny, and more


DESCRIPTION PROGRAM VIDEOS Description Register online. Special pre-conference panel on Thursday, March 27: Gender, Justice, and Activisms in New York City. Education. Healthcare. Policing. The environment. The primary facets of public life are often segmented into separate issues. While powerful social movements have developed around each of these topics, many structural forces cut across such tidy (and false) boundaries and create ripples far beyond any one agency, nonprofit, or area … Read more

Mar 27, 2014 | 3:00PM
Sulzberger Parlor
3rd Floor, Barnard Hall

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, Janet Jakobsen and Elizabeth Bernstein, organizers of the Gender, Justice, and Neoliberalisms research group, led a seminar on "Activisms" that … Read more

Mar 12, 2014 | 10:00AM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

African Women’s Rights and Resilience
Leymah Gbowee and others


REGISTER DESCRIPTION PROGRAM Description In celebration of International Women's Day, Barnard College hosts a daylong symposium with Barnard Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice Leymah Gbowee. Leading academics and activists discuss women's rights movements in Africa and explore the successes achieved, and challenges still facing, women and men involved in African women's social justice movements. In a series of three panel discussions, distinguished scholars and activists will … Read more

Mar 10, 2014 | 6:30PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

Women and Religion
Joan Wallach Scott


By looking at historical material from 19th century France, Joan Scott shows that secularization was not synonymous with women’s emancipation, but 
with the articulation of new justifications for their exclusion from male public worlds. This
 is an important point to make these days because the word secularism is bandied about loosely in public debate, with 
little attention to its variable
 and complex history. Especially
 in discussions of Islam and its treatment of women, the secular, the … Read more