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Sep 11, 2019
Elizabeth Castelli, BCRW Director

Accompanying a friend to immigration court

I did my first accompaniment to immigration court one morning a couple of weeks ago as a volunteer with the New Sanctuary Coalition. I can’t say anything about the particular case, but I can say some things about the experience in some random order of observations: First, there’s the sense of scale. Our group–family members of […]

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Aug 15, 2019
Barnard Center for Research on Women

Oral histories, collaborations, and what we’re reading

News from the Center Celebrating 50 Years: Oral History and Archives This summer, BCRW Post-Baccalaureate Fellow Eve Marie Kausch ’18 participated in the 2019 Summer Oral History Institute organized by the Columbia Center for Oral History Research and the Columbia Journalism School. This year’s program was called “From the Margins to the Center: Narrating the Politics of […]

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Jun 10, 2019

News from the Interrupting Criminalization Initiative, plus fall events preview

Updates from the Social Justice Institute This spring, Interrupting Criminalization: Research in Action, an initiative organized by Mariame Kaba and Andrea J. Ritchie hosted a series of timely convenings aimed at shaping an agenda for interrupting, reducing, and ending criminalization, incarceration, and the deportation of women, girls, and trans and gender nonconforming people. In March of 2019, […]

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May 9, 2019
Mariame Kaba

Genealogy of a Walking Tour

I first met Asha in Detroit in June 2018 at the Allied Media Conference. She attended a workshop about Lifting as They Climbed, a guidebook mapping the histories of Black women on Chicago’s South Side that I co-wrote with Essence McDowell. At the end of the workshop, we exchanged information after I learned that Asha […]

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May 9, 2019
Asha Futterman BC '21

Because of Them, I Am Not Alone: Radical Black Women of Harlem

A particularly evil thing about racism is its ability to make Black women feel alone. For my whole life I’ve been taught that I’m alone, that I will be one of the first or one of the only, that Black people haven’t existed in the places that I exist, but it’s all a lie. There […]

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Apr 26, 2019

Announcing the Release of “Salacia,” a New Film by Tourmaline

For Immediate Release Tourmaline, artist, filmmaker, and Barnard Center for Research on Women Activist-in-Residence (2014-2018), is set to release two new 16mm short films: Salacia, a 6-minute looping film, and Mary of Ill Fame, a 25-minute short, starring Rowin Amone (previously DeJayé Joseph) as Mary Jones. Salacia and Mary of Ill Fame tell the stories of […]

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Apr 4, 2019

Join the Barbara Smith Caring Circle

“Black feminist organizing built a political environment in which one could assert the importance of [Black women’s] work and not necessarily just lose everything—one’s sanity, one’s job, one’s status, one’s credibility. We were building a real life context in which Black women could, if not be free, at least be free to express what we […]

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Apr 3, 2019
Barnard Center for Research on Women

Updates from Interrupting Criminalization: Research in Action

The Interrupting Criminalization: Research in Action initiative at BCRW kicked off a series of Spring convenings on March 1st with Research Across the Walls, a day-long training on using the recently released toolkit of the same name to conduct participatory research with incarcerated and criminalized survivors of violence, coauthored with Survived and Punished. Researchers in Residence Mariame Kaba and […]

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Apr 3, 2019
Barnard Center for Research on Women

Shirley Chisholm Monument Finalist: La Vaughn Belle

  La Vaughn Belle, Artist in Residence in BCRW’s Social Justice Institute, is one of five finalists to design a New York City monument dedicated to Shirley Chisholm. Chisholm (1924-2005) was a political pioneer; she became the first black woman elected to Congress, where she represented New York’s 12th Congressional District for seven terms (1969 […]

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Feb 27, 2019
BCRW

Upcoming events on transforming the medical industrial complex, Black feminism, and more

Join BCRW this March and April in a series of critical events from our collaborators and partners. All events are free and open to the public. More information and RSVP links are below. Lecture Mapping the Sacred: Transforming the Medical Industrial Complex Featuring Cara Page Thursday, March 7, 6–8 PM The Graduate Center, 365 5th […]

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Jan 16, 2019
Barnard Center for Research on Women

BCRW Newsletter: Spring 2019

LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR Fall semester was BCRW’s first semester in our new space on the sixth floor of the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning, and we’ve definitely made ourselves at home.  In addition to settling into offices, student research rooms, and work spaces for Social Justice Institute affiliates, we also inaugurated the Denise […]

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Dec 18, 2018

BCRW is Hiring a Post Baccalaureate Fellow!

Update as of 1/23/19: BCRW has filled the position of post baccalaureate fellow. BCRW is thrilled to be expanding our team. We’re seeking a post baccalaureate fellow who shares a commitment to intersectional feminist praxis, activist-academic collaborations, and public programming. About BCRW Founded in 1971, the Barnard Center for Research on Women brings together scholars and […]

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