Mar 28, 2017 | 6:30PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Shannen Dee WIlliams

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 unearth the largely hidden history of Black sisters in the fight to dismantle racial and gender barriers in the U.S. church and wider American … Read more

Mar 30, 2017 | 7:00PM
Event Oval, Diana Center
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Erotic as Power

Erotic As Power: Audre Lorde Project 20th Anniversary Celebration


"The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire. For having experienced the fullness of this depth of feeling and recognizing its power, in honor and self-respect we can require no less of ourselves." - Audre Lorde from The Uses of the Erotic: Sister Outsider BCRW is thrilled to host 'Erotic As Power: A Celebration of our Legacy' to … Read more

Apr 3, 2017 | 6:00PM
Ella Weed Room, Milbank Hall, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Harlem walking tour

Hearing the Hidden Stories: Walking as a Signature and Interpretation
Garnette Cadogan


Our public spaces are repositories of stories, many of which reveal both the nature of public life and the particularities of the lives that move through them. But in our attempt to understand public life, we tend to immerse ourselves in data, too often sidelining the rich variety of stories that helps us understand what animates people and gives them a sense of place. In effect, we've provided abstraction where a finely-textured portrait is called for. Our failure to understand public life, … Read more

Apr 4, 2017 | 6:00PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Our Voices: Trans Stories

Our Voices: Trans Stories, Trans Justice, Trans Resiliency
Sasha Alexander, Giselle Bleuz, Luce Lincoln, Devin Lowe, Olympia Perez, and Marin Watts

screening & discussion

In a time when transgender and gender nonconforming communities remain under attack, it is crucial to lift up stories of trans resiliency and power. This film screening and panel will highlight ways trans communities fight back, build community, and center the intersectional work essential to survival. Giselle Bleuz, Devin Lowe, and Luce Lincoln of Global Action Project, Marin Watts of Trans Justice Funding Project, and Olympia Perez and Sasha Alexander of Black Trans Media will share work … Read more

Apr 11, 2017 | 6:00PM
Event Oval, Diana Center
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

An Evening with Alicia Garza


DESCRIPTION REGISTER QUESTIONS SPEAKER BIO DESCRIPTION On Tuesday, April 11, BCRW is thrilled to host a lecture by Alicia Garza. More details coming soon. SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS We invite attendees to submit your questions in advance. SPEAKER BIO Alicia Garza is an Oakland-based organizer, writer, public speaker and freedom dreamer who is currently the Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s leading voice for … Read more

Apr 25, 2017 | 6:00PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Claudia Rankine

Poetics of Justice: A Conversation Between Claudia Rankine and Dionne Brand


BCRW is thrilled to host Poetics of Justice: A Conversation Between Claudia Rankine and Dionne Brand, moderated by BCRW Associate Director Tami Navarro, on the power and necessity of poetry in resisting the contemporary manifestations of racism, anti-blackness, and white supremacy. This event is very much a response to the current political moment in the United States, and has its roots in a BCRW literary series initiated in 2014, Caribbean Feminisms on the Page. These conversations featured … Read more

May 11, 2017 | 6:00PM

Luna Merbruja

We Move Together: Disability Justice and Trans Liberation


BCRW will co-host a collaborative art exhibit and public event focused on the intersections of disability justice and trans liberation. This event will take place in Oakland, CA and will be organized by Creative Director Hope Dector with Activists-in-Residence Reina Gossett and Dean Spade; Sins Invalid -- a disability justice organization that centers the work of queer and trans artists of color; and the Trans Life and Liberation Art Series -- a community art project that amplifies the struggles … Read more