Oct 13, 2015 | 12:00PM
BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Katherine Acey

What’s Age Got to Do With It?
Katherine Acey

lunchtime lecture

ABOUT THE EVENT: Drawing on her four decades plus working in multiple movements, BCRW Senior Activist Fellow Katherine Acey discusses what aging and activism looks like and the challenges and opportunities for intergenerational dialogue and work that advances social justice feminism. ABOUT KATHERINE ACEY: Currently Acey is the Executive Director of GRIOT Circle, a people of color LGBTQ elders organization based in Brooklyn. From 1987 - 2010 Acey served as the Executive Director of … Read more

Oct 22, 2015 | 6:30PM
James Room
4th Floor Barnard Hall


Hacking the Subject: Black Feminism, Refusal, and the Limits of Critique
Denise Ferreira da Silva


ABOUT THE EVENT: BCRW’s newest working group, Practicing Refusal: Thinking Beyond Resistance, kicks off with a public lecture by distinguished ethicist and feminist theorist, Denise Ferreira da Silva. Her talk engages what she sees as the fundamental challenge posed by black feminism: the questioning of a feminist critical grammar that re-produces any ‘proper’ apprehension of the female/the feminine and exposing the limits of what constitutes a ‘proper subject’. Her presentation aims to … Read more

Nov 5, 2015 | 6:00PM
Event Oval, Diana Center, Barnard College
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027


The Untold Story of Women in Iran
Nina Ansary '89


ABOUT THE EVENT: BCRW and the Middle East Institute at Columbia University are proud to host author and Barnard/Columbia University alum Nina Ansary in a conversation with Richard Bulliet, Columbia Professor of History and Middle East Studies, on Ansary’s widely anticipated book Jewels of Allah. Based on her doctoral thesis on the women's movement in Iran, Jewels of Allah shatters stereotypical assumptions and the often misunderstood story of women in Iran today. Challenging the dominant … Read more

Nov 10, 2015 | 6:30PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027


A Feminist Approach to the Anthropocene: Earth Stalked by Man
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing


ABOUT THE EVENT To take seriously the concept of the Anthropocene—the idea that we have entered a new epoch defined by humans’ impact on Earth’s ecosystems—requires engagement with global history. Using feminist anthropology, this lecture explores the awkward relations between what one might call “machines of replication”—those simplified ecologies, such as plantations, in which life worlds are remade as future assets—and the vernacular histories in which such machines erupt in all their … Read more

Nov 17, 2015 | 6:30PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Sally Benson

An Energy Plan for the 21st Century
Sally Benson

roslyn s. silver '27 science lecture

ABOUT THE EVENT Global energy systems have undergone numerous transitions over human history—from wood to coal, from animals to automobiles, from candles to electric lighting. Catalysts for these changes include discovery of new energy resources, new energy conversion technologies, limitations on material and water availability, and environmental benefits from less polluting and safer energy options. Today, we are poised for yet another energy transition. Driven by ever growing global energy … Read more

March 25-26, 2016

Kim Ford, Tina Campt, and alyce emory

Beyond Bold and Brave Presents the 2016 Black Lesbian Conference: “The Evolution of Our Community”


ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE | CONFERENCE GOALS | MISSION | HISTORY | CONFERENCE PROGRAM | REGISTER | DONATE | BECOME A SPONSOR | COMMUNITY PARTNERS | ABOUT BEYOND BOLD AND BRAVE | CONTACT   ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE Beyond Bold and Brave's 2016 Black Lesbian Conference: "The Evolution of Our Community" will be a gathering of Transgender and Cisgender Black/African Descent Lesbians who are teens to elders with varied socio-economic, education, and life/work histories to responsibly and honestly … Read more