Judith Shapiro Faculty Lounge, 2nd Floor Diana Center
Dec 8, 2016 | 6:00PM

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 […]

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Amber Hollibaugh, bcrw holiday party, Katherine Acey

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

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 […]

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africana, Edgecombe Avenue, Harlem, Harlem Semester, Sugar Hill

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

Dreams are Colder than Death: Screening & Talk with Arthur Jafa

Arthur Jafa, Christina Sharpe, Reina Gossett & Tavia Nyong'o

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 […]

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Arthur Jafa, Black cinema, film

James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30PM

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 […]

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2016 presidential election, activism, archives, generations, intergenerational dialogue, student activism

302 Barnard Hall
Nov 1, 2016 | 12:00PM

Openings and Archives: Art-Making and Movement-Building

Sabra Moore

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 […]

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activist art, archives, art

Event Oval, The Diana Center
Oct 28, 2016 | 10:00AM

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 […]

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anthropology, black feminism, Zora Neale Hurston

James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Oct 20, 2016 | 6:30PM

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 […]

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astronomy, black holes, physics

Tishman Auditorium, The New School
Oct 25, 2016 | 6:30PM

MAJOR! The New York City Premiere

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Annalise Ophelian, and StormMiguel Flores

“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 […]

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MAJOR!, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy

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

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 […]

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africana, Harlem Semester, New York City

Event Oval, Diana Center
Apr 14, 2016 | 6:00PM

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 […]

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family, gender, literature, parenting, queer, sexuality, writing

BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall
Apr 20, 2016 | 12:00PM

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

Amber Hollibaugh

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 […]

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activism, class, disability, economic justice, gender, labor, policy, politics, queer, race, sexuality

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

Caribbean Feminisms on the Page III: In Paris

Maryse Condé and Fabienne Kanor

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 […]

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africana, Caribbean, literature, transnational, writing