Oct 6, 2016 | 6:30PM
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

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.” 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

Oct 20, 2016 | 6:30PM
Held Lecture Hall, 304 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Black Hole Blues by Janna Levin

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
Janna Levin

lecture

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 are practically impossible to observe, but not entirely impossible. In this Silver Science Lecture, Janna Levin will describe the aspiration to detect black holes (and other … Read more

Oct 25, 2016 | 6:30PM
Tishman Auditorium, The New School
63 5th Avenue (at 14th Street), New York, NY

Major! A documentary film about Miss Major Griffin-Gracy

MAJOR! The New York City Premiere
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Annalise Ophelian, and StormMiguel Flores

lecture

“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 prevention to fighting the prison industrial complex, intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. The screening will … Read more

Oct 28, 2016 | 10:00AM
Event Oval, The Diana Center
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Zora Neale Hurston

Hurston@125: Engaging with the Work and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston
Deborah Thomas, Tami Navarro & more

conference

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 legacy with a one-day symposium that brings together emerging scholars whose work builds upon Hurston's … Read more

Nov 1, 2016 | 12:00PM
302 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

The Gift by Emma Amos

Openings and Archives: Art-Making and Movement-Building
Sabra Moore

lunchtime lecture

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 letters, photographs, leaflets, artists books, catalogues, artifacts and other documents covering a fascinating range of … Read more

Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30PM
Held Lecture Hall, 304 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Barnard College Students on Strike, 1972

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

panel

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 discussed will be the Student Activist Archives of 1968-1971, now housed at the Barnard College Archives and Special Collections and in the … Read more