Dec 8, 2016 | 6:00PM
Judith Shapiro Faculty Lounge, 2nd Floor Diana Center
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Holiday Party Celebrating Senior Activist Fellows Katherine Acey and Amber Hollibaugh


Please join the Barnard Center for Research on Women at a winter holiday party to celebrate and honor the incredible Senior Activist Fellows Katherine Acey and Amber Hollibaugh. Katherine Acey is a social justice feminist activist whose work has crossed many movements, including LGBT, women's, and racial justice movements. Her work as a Senior Activist Fellow has focused on aging, activism, and working across generations. Amber Hollibaugh is an activist, artist, public intellectual and … Read more

Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Barnard College Students on Strike, 1972

Activism In Context: An Intergenerational Dialogue on Organizing in the Shadow of the 2016 Elections
Katherine Brewster ‘71 and Janet Price ‘71, moderated by BCRW Senior Activist Fellow Katherine Acey


This year’s historic 2016 election casts a long shadow over the history of feminist activism across different generations. The first in a series of dialogues with the classes of 1968 through 1974, this event will offer an opportunity for social justice feminists to engage in generative dialogues and share resources across generations. Among the resources discussed will be the Student Activist Archives of 1968-1971, now housed at the Barnard College Archives and Special Collections and in the … Read more

Nov 1, 2016 | 12:00PM
302 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

The Gift by Emma Amos

Openings and Archives: Art-Making and Movement-Building
Sabra Moore

lunchtime lecture

Artist, writer, and activist Sabra Moore will read from her forthcoming memoir Openings: A Memoir from the Women’s Art Movement, New York City, 1970-1990 (October 2016), and share original archival materials now housed in the Barnard College Archives and Special Collections. The collection and memoir feature over 180 different art works and 79 individual artists, and includes letters, photographs, leaflets, artists books, catalogues, artifacts and other documents covering a fascinating range of … Read more

Oct 28, 2016 | 10:00AM
Event Oval, The Diana Center
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Zora Neale Hurston

Hurston@125: Engaging with the Work and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston
Deborah Thomas, Tami Navarro & more


ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE REGISTER CONFERENCE SCHEDULE & PROGRAM SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES   ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE Zora Neale Hurston, a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University, has received great acclaim for her literary work, particularly the highly influential novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. In honor of the 125th anniversary of Hurston’s birth, BCRW celebrates Hurston's legacy with a one-day symposium that brings together emerging scholars whose work builds upon Hurston's … Read more

Oct 25, 2016 | 6:30PM
Tishman Auditorium, The New School
63 5th Avenue (at 14th Street), New York, NY

Major! A documentary film about Miss Major Griffin-Gracy

MAJOR! The New York City Premiere
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Annalise Ophelian, and StormMiguel Flores

screening & discussion

“MAJOR!” follows the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 73-year-old Black transgender woman, a veteran of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion and organizer who has been fighting for the liberation of trans women of color for over 40 years. Miss Major’s personal story and activism for transgender civil rights, from mobile outreach and AIDS prevention to fighting the prison industrial complex, intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. The screening will … Read more

Oct 20, 2016 | 6:30PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Black Hole Blues by Janna Levin

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
Janna Levin


Black holes are dark. That’s their essence. That’s the defining feature that earned them a name. They are dark against a dark sky. They are a shadow against a bright sky. A telescope has never found one unadorned. Bare black holes – those too solitary to tear down sufficient debris – in their obliterating darkness are practically impossible to observe, but not entirely impossible. In this Silver Science Lecture, Janna Levin will describe the aspiration to detect black holes (and other … Read more

Sep 29, 2016 | 6:30PM
International Center of Photography School, 1114 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036

Jafa Dreams are Colder Than Death

Dreams are Colder than Death: Screening & Talk with Arthur Jafa
Arthur Jafa, Christina Sharpe, Reina Gossett & Tavia Nyong'o

screening & discussion

Join us for a screening and discussion with acclaimed filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa. Jafa's work in TNEG Film Studio (the studio he runs together with co-creators Elissa Blount Moorhead and Malik Sayeed) seeks to create a black cinema that equals the “power, beauty and alienation of black music.” Against the contemporary backdrop of the painful insights brought to our nation’s attention by Black Lives Matter, Jafa’s work continues the enduring effort to establish a restorative … Read more

Sep 16, 2016 | 10:30AM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

When Sugar Hill Was Sweet: A Centennial Celebration of 409 & 555 Edgecombe Avenue
Multiple speakers


A Centennial Celebration of 409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue A Day of Performances and Panel Discussions at Barnard College 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM PANEL: Of the Cloth: Theologians, Ministers, and Christian Capitalists Speakers: William Seraile, Ph.D., Reverend LaKeesha Walrond, Ph.D. From Daddy Grace’s enormous property holdings, including ownership of 555 Edgecombe Avenue, to the Reverend James Herman Robinson’s prototype for an international-aid organization that grew into the Peace Corps, the … Read more

Apr 20, 2016 | 12:00PM
BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies: Queer Precarity and the Myth of Gay Affluence
Amber Hollibaugh

lunchtime lecture

ABOUT THE EVENT Queer precarity is a reality. As the wealth gap continues to grow, LGBT/Q people struggle with increasing hardships and economic crisis, alongside the majority of working-class and poor Americans. Economic precarity has necessitated new forms of labor organizing, including worker centers and union–community partnerships. But the particular struggles of queer and gender non-conforming people remain sidelined, both in scholarly work and in the LGBT and labor movements … Read more

Apr 14, 2016 | 6:00PM
Event Oval, Diana Center
Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027


The Argonauts: A Salon in Honor of Maggie Nelson
Maggie Nelson, Christina Crosby, Saidiya Hartman, Sam Huber, and Heather Love


ABOUT THE EVENT In her widely acclaimed memoir, The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson writes, "There is much to be learned from wanting something both ways." Defying traditional genres, Nelson powerfully weaves theory into a narrative of queer relations and family-making, juxtaposing such supposed opposites as transgressive and normative politics, reproductive and sodomitical motherhood, intellectual and domestic life to tell a different kind of story. BCRW's sixth annual book salon celebrates … Read more