Jan 29, 2016 | 6:00PM
Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

FILM SCREENING: I Remember Harlem: Parts I and II
Juanita Howard


As the opening event to its Harlem Semester Initiative, Barnard’s Africana Studies department will screen filmmaker and Harlem legend Bill Miles’ celebrated film “I Remember Harlem, Parts I and II” with producer Junaita Howard on Friday, January 29th at 6pm. A Harlem resident his entire life, Miles grew up on 126th Street, behind the Apollo Theater and spent a lifetime documenting African-American history and culture; “I Remember Harlem” was a singular achievement, documenting Harlem history … Read more

Feb 11, 2016 | 6:00PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center
Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Black Light: Tom Lloyd, Lorraine O’Grady, and the Effect of Art Historical Disappearance
Krista Thompson

natalie boymel kampen memorial lecture in feminist criticism and history

ABOUT THE EVENT Tom Lloyd was a black artist among the first wave working with light and electronic technologies in the 1960s. His early centrality in the mainstream 1960s New York art world is belied by the bare archival and material traces that remain of his work. Taking a cue from performance artist Lorraine O’Grady’s Caribbean-inspired public performances as Mlle. Bourgeoise Noire, art historian Krista Thompson experiments with more expansive definitions of art and new methodologies of … Read more

Feb 27, 2016 | 10:00AM
Event Oval, Diana Center
Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Scholar & Feminist 41: Sustainabilities
Reina Gossett, Cara Page, Krystal Portalatin, Joo-Hyun Kang & more.

the scholar & feminist conference

REGISTER DESCRIPTION PROGRAM SPEAKERS Description—#sf41 In the forty-first year of BCRW’s cornerstone conference, we are taking seriously the framework of sustainability to ask how we can sustain the material, financial, creative, cultural, spiritual, and communal resources necessary to maintain the vitality of our communities, movements, and critical feminist inquiries. The conference brings together feminist scholars, activists, artists and community members from various constituencies … Read more

Mar 17, 2016 | 5:00PM
Reid Hall, Paris, France

Maryse Conde and Fabienne Kanor

Caribbean Feminisms on the Page III: In Paris
Maryse Condé and Fabienne Kanor

reading and discussion

ABOUT THE EVENT Taking place during Barnard's 2016 Global Symposium in Paris, this conversation will feature esteemed writer and former Columbia University faculty member Maryse Condé and renowned contemporary Franco-Martinican novelist and filmmaker Fabienne Kanor. Speaking on a rich tradition of artists and writers moving between the French-speaking Caribbean and France, these writers will discuss the specific gendered realities of transnational migration and Afro-Europeanness. This … Read more

Mar 24, 2016 | 6:00PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center
Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Gloria Joseph and Audre Lorde

Caribbean Feminisms on the Page IV
Gloria Joseph and Naomi Jackson

reading and discussion

ABOUT THE EVENT This literary series pairs established writers with emerging novelists to discuss their work, their engagements with the Caribbean and its diaspora, and their experiences as women writing in and about the region. In this event, distinguished writer Gloria Joseph and debut novelist Naomi Jackson are in conversation, discussing their recent publications. Joseph presents her newest work, a bio/anthology entitled The Wind is Spirit: The Life, Love, and Legacy of Audre Lorde, and … Read more

March 25-26, 2016

Kim Ford, Tina Campt, and alyce emory

Beyond Bold and Brave Presents the 2016 Black Lesbian Conference: “The Evolution of Our Community”


ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE | CONFERENCE GOALS | MISSION | HISTORY | CONFERENCE PROGRAM | REGISTER | DONATE | BECOME A SPONSOR | COMMUNITY PARTNERS | ABOUT BEYOND BOLD AND BRAVE | CONTACT   ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE Beyond Bold and Brave's 2016 Black Lesbian Conference: "The Evolution of Our Community" will be a gathering of Transgender and Cisgender Black/African Descent Lesbians who are teens to elders with varied socio-economic, education, and life/work histories to responsibly and honestly … Read more

Apr 6, 2016 | 12:00PM
BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

BCRW Archive Fever
Che Gossett

lunchtime lecture

ABOUT THE EVENT In this lecture BCRW Community Archivist Che Gossett will discuss the history and emerging future of the BCRW archives and their digitization. BCRW archives holds a remarkable record of the organization’s life/work and Gossett will be discussing some of the most fascinating material and the changing meanings of social justice feminism. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for a map of Barnard College. The venue is accessible to people with mobility … 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

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

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