November 3-4, 2017
Event Oval, The Diana Center, 3009 Broadway New York, New York

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

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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
The Event Oval, Diana Center, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

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

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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

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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