Sep 14, 2017 | 6:30PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center, 3009 Broadway New York, New York

Listening to Images cover, Tina Campt

Listening to Images: A Salon in Honor of Tina Campt
Tina Campt, Rizvana Bradley, Jack Halberstam, Christina Sharpe, and Deborah Thomas


What happens when we shift our way of engaging with photography? When we go beyond looking at images and, instead, listen to them? Tina Campt, director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, delves into lost archives of historically dismissed photographs to deepen our understanding of the lives of black subjects throughout the black diaspora. Campt invites us to open our ears to photographs of rural African women in the late 19th-century and 1960s mug shots of the Freedom Riders, and to … Read more

Sep 25, 2017 | 6:00PM
Diana Event Oval, 3009 Broadway, New York, New York

Pauli Murray

‘Song in a Weary Throat’: Pauli Murray’s Life and Legacy
Rosalind Rosenberg, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Sangodare (Julia Roxanne Wallace) & Monica L. Miller


Until recently Pauli Murray was an unsung figure in the Civil Rights and feminist movements. A poet, writer, activist, labor organizer, legal theorist, and Episcopal priest, Murray took on the key social and economic justice issues of her day. The subject of a new biography, Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray, by emerita professor of history Rosalind Rosenberg, Murray is now being recognized and celebrated for her legal and activist work in the service of freedom and justice, as well as her … Read more

Oct 10, 2017 | 6:00PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center, 3009 Broadway New York, New York

Public housing protest photo

Homes for All, Cages for None: Housing Justice in an Age of Abolition
Craig Willse


In 2016, the Barnard Center for Research on Women assembled a Poverty Working Group to examine the state’s neglect and abandonment of poor people, people of color, and people with disabilities. The group asks how can we deepen our understanding of and resistance to the ways that the neoliberal state and racialized, classed, gendered, and ableist logics target the most vulnerable members of our communities for surveillance, control, precarious lives, and premature deaths. In the first public … Read more

Oct 16, 2017 | 6:00PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center, 3009 Broadway New York, New York

Sara Ahmed

The Institutional as Usual: Diversity Work as Data Collection
Sara Ahmed


This lecture explores how institutions are built from small acts of use. The institutional becomes usual. What usually happens seems to keep happening without having to be made into official policy and sometimes even despite an official policy. We learn about the institutional (as usual) from those who are trying to transform institutions. Diversity work, the work of trying to transform institutions by opening them up to populations that have hitherto been excluded, generates data on … Read more

November 11, 4 PM - 8 PM and November 12, 9 AM - 6 PM

Invisible No More

Invisible No More: Resisting police violence against Black women and women of color in troubled times
Barbara Smith, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Reina Gossett, Mariame Kaba & others


As the pendulum swings toward intensified immigration enforcement, discredited drug war tactics, expansion of "broken windows" policing, rampant Islamophobia, and attacks on gender, sexual and reproductive liberation, the current political climate fuels police violence against Black women and women of color on every front. In this context, women of color's experiences of policing - often invisible in broader debates - must in turn fuel our resistance.   Join activists and scholars including … Read more

Nov 15, 2017 | 6:00PM
Event Oval, The Dana Center, 3009 Broadway

Combahee River Collective Mixtape: Black Feminist Sonic Dissent Then and Now

Combahee River Collective Mixtape: Black Feminist Sonic Dissent Then and Now
Daphne Brooks, Kara Keeling, and Jacqueline Stewart


Join BCRW in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Combahee River Collective Statement, the radical Black feminist manifesto completed in 1977 that laid out key tenets of intersectional theory and social justice reform. Taking the works of wide range of artists as our point of departure—from musicians such as the Knowles Sisters and Nina Simone to visual artists like Carrie Mae Weems and the L.A. Rebellion filmmakers—we aim to build a bridge from this historic document to the present and … Read more

Nov 16, 2017 | 7:00PM
Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway

Gwendolyn Brooks

A Centennial Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks
Jericho Brown, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Erica Hunt, Darryl Pinckney, and others


Gwendolyn Brooks was a major American poet of the twentieth century, and a writer of great formal mastery and intimate observation. The author of twenty separate volumes of poetry, including the celebrated A Street in Bronzeville (1945), the Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Allen (1949), and In the Mecca (1968), as well as the experimental novel Maude Martha (1953) and other volumes of prose and collected verse, Brooks is a writer who “managed to bridge the gap between the academic poets of her … Read more