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

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

Barbara Ransby

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 […]

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Barbara Ransby, black feminism, Black Lives Matter, Ella Baker, Ella's Daughters, Movement for Black Lives

1330 Broadway, 3rd Floor
May 11, 2017 | 6:30PM

We Move Together: Disability Justice and Trans Liberation

Patty Berne, Reina Gossett, Kiyaan Abadani, and Malcolm Shanks

>Watch the Livestream here. How are organizers and artists building cross-movement solidarity from an understanding that no one is disposable? How can we reclaim bodily autonomy, our right to exist in public space, and our liberatory visions of a world where all bodyminds are valued? As disabled and/or trans people whose bodies are pathologized and […]

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disability justice, Sins Invalid, trans liberation, Trans Life and Liberation Art Series

James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Apr 4, 2017 | 6:00PM

Our Voices: Trans Stories, Trans Justice, Trans Resiliency

Sasha Alexander, Giselle Bleuz, Luce Lincoln, Devin Lowe, Olympia Perez, and Marin Watts

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 […]

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Black Trans Media, Global Action Project, TPOC, trans, Trans Justice Funding Project

Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Mar 28, 2017 | 6:30PM

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 […]

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Black Catholic Diaspora, Black history, Catholicism, Desegregation, Nuns, religion

BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall
Mar 23, 2017 | 12:00PM

Harmattan Winds, Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment

Belinda Archibong

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 […]

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education, gender, public health

Event Oval, Diana Center
Mar 3, 2017 | 6:00PM

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

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 […]

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Ethics, Haptic, Perception, S&F 42, Scholar and Feminist Conference

Event Oval, Diana Center
Feb 2, 2017 | 6:00PM

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 […]

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Christina Sharpe, In the Wake

James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Feb 16, 2017 | 6:00PM

Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution

Hortense Spillers

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 […]

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African American, black feminism, gender, Hortense Spillers, race, US slavery