Apr 4, 2017 | 6:00PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Our Voices: Trans Stories

Our Voices: Trans Stories, Trans Justice, Trans Resiliency
Sasha Alexander, Giselle Bleuz, Luce Lincoln, Devin Lowe, Olympia Perez, and Marin Watts

screening & discussion

Featuring: I Am (HEAR), Islan (Won't You Celebrate), and Interview with Juan Evans (excerpt) by Sasha Alexander and Olympia Perez, Black Trans Media Over Stigmatized, a short film by Giselle Bleuz and Devin Lowe with Luce Lincoln, Global Action Project   From the Ground to the Sky (excerpts) by Marin Watts, Trans Justice Funding Project  In a time when transgender and gender nonconforming communities remain under attack, it is crucial to lift up stories of trans resiliency and … Read more

Apr 3, 2017 | 6:00PM
Ella Weed Room, Milbank Hall, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Harlem walking tour

Hearing the Hidden Stories: Walking as a Signature and Interpretation
Garnette Cadogan


Our public spaces are repositories of stories, many of which reveal both the nature of public life and the particularities of the lives that move through them. But in our attempt to understand public life, we tend to immerse ourselves in data, too often sidelining the rich variety of stories that helps us understand what animates people and gives them a sense of place. In effect, we've provided abstraction where a finely-textured portrait is called for. Our failure to understand public life, … Read more

Mar 30, 2017 | 7:00PM
Event Oval, Diana Center
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Erotic as Power

Erotic As Power: Audre Lorde Project 20th Anniversary Celebration


"The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire. For having experienced the fullness of this depth of feeling and recognizing its power, in honor and self-respect we can require no less of ourselves." - Audre Lorde from The Uses of the Erotic: Sister Outsider BCRW is thrilled to host 'Erotic As Power: A Celebration of our Legacy' to … Read more

Mar 28, 2017 | 6:30PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Shannen Dee WIlliams

The Real Sister Act: Black Catholic Nuns and the Long Struggle to Desegregate U.S. Religious Life
Shannen Dee Williams


The Religion Department at Barnard College is thrilled to host a lecture with Shannen Dee Williams, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, on the epic journey of Black Catholic sisters in the United States from their fiercely contested beginnings in the 19th century to the present day. In this lecture, Williams will unearth the largely hidden history of Black sisters in the fight to dismantle racial and gender barriers in the U.S. church and wider American … Read more

Mar 23, 2017 | 12:00PM
BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Belinda Archibong

Harmattan Winds, Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment
Belinda Archibong

lunchtime lecture

Research on gender-based educational disparities in the Global South has focused on differential investment in the education of boys versus girls, higher costs and lower educational attainment among girls, and factors leading to these realities. In this lunchtime lecture, Belinda Archibong will extend this conversation to share her research on ways that public health and epidemics impact these gender-based disparities, focusing on the 1986 meningitis epidemic in Niger when investment in girls’ … Read more

Mar 20, 2017 | 6:30PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall, New York, NY 10027

Barbara Ransby

A Black Feminist Reading of the Movement for Black Lives: Resistance and the U.S. Left Reimagined
Barbara Ransby

natalie boymel kampen memorial lecture in feminist criticism and history

Award-winning historian, writer, and longtime activist Barbara Ransby joins BCRW to give the 2017 Natalie Boymel Kampen Memorial Lecture in Feminist Criticism and History, "A Black Feminist Reading of the Movement for Black Lives: Resistance and the U.S. Left Reimagined."   Ransby is Distinguished Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative. Ransby is … Read more

Mar 5, 2017 | 11:00AM
409 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

deescalation workshop

Accountable Bystander/Upstander Training


Bystander intervention and de-escalation involve a series of tools that can be consciously employed to defuse volatile situations. In this interactive workshop, bystander intervention and de-escalation will be presented in the context of self-defense and harm reduction. Students will identify verbal and non-verbal techniques and tactics to de-escalate conflict. Students will also learn the four Ds of bystander intervention – direct, distract, delay, and delegate. All of these tactics will be … Read more

March 3-4, 2017
Event Oval, Diana Center
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027


Haptic Bodies: Perception, Touch, and the Ethics of Being

the scholar & feminist conference

DESCRIPTION PROGRAM PARTICIPANT BIOS DESCRIPTION hap·tic ˈhaptik/ adjective technical of or relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception [relative perception]. How are we, as global citizens, accountable to each other? This year's Scholar and Feminist Conference explores the haptic—the perception and manipulation of objects using the sense of touch—as an ethics of being in the world. … Read more

Feb 16, 2017 | 6:00PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Hortense Spillers

Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution
Hortense Spillers

helen pond mcintyre '48 lecture

Hortense Spillers considers the aftermath of the notion of partus sequitur ventrem—the “American ‘innovation’ that proclaimed that the child born of an enslaved mother would also be enslaved.” In her fall lecture, "Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution," she deepens this ongoing exploration by engaging the idea of the “shadow” family as one of the tectonic shifts in the concept and practice of social relations in the New World from the 18th century forward. Join us for Spillers’ … Read more

Feb 2, 2017 | 6:00PM
Event Oval, Diana Center
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Christina Sharpe

In the Wake: A Salon in Honor of Christina Sharpe
Christina Sharpe, Hazel Carby, Kaiama Glover, Arthur Jafa, and Alex Weheliye


Christina Sharpe’s paradigm shifting new work, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the "orthography of the wake." Invoking the multiple meanings of the term "wake"—the path behind a ship, keeping watch with the dead, coming to consciousness—Sharpe details how Black lives are swept up and animated by the afterlives of slavery, and describes what survives despite insistent violence … Read more