1968 and Its Afterlives: Reflecting on Campus Activism Past, Present and Future

Mar 6, 2018 | 6:00pm
Panel Discussion
Event Oval, The Diana Center, 3009 Broadway New York, New York
Co-Sponsors: Barnard Archives

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic 1968 protests at Barnard and Columbia, BCRW will host a conversation reflecting on the role of Barnard students in these transformative events and the history of campus activism that converged in 1968 and continue into the present.  The event will be a curated conversation between alumnae and current student activists reflecting on their activist experiences during and since 1968. In conjunction with this anniversary, BCRW will also present a student-alumnae exhibition drawn from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. This exhibit explores the political afterlives of 1968 as a historic flashpoint and ongoing process in conversation with contemporary activist movements. With documents from 1968 student struggles against anti-blackness, heteropatriarchy, and racial capitalism; to the feminist, Black radical, queer, anti-war and anti imperial organizations building alternate futures; to our contemporary organizing against securitization, deportation, the prison industrial complex and more, the exhibit animates conversations between activist imaginations across generations.

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