Social Justice Institute

The Social Justice Institute, initiated in 2016, marks the next chapter of BCRW’s commitment to scholar-feminist praxis and accountable exchange with activists and organizations in New York City and beyond. The Social Justice Institute provides multi-year fellowships with financial, research, and other material support to visionary feminist activists and leaders to develop and disseminate their work.

The 2016-2018 inaugural cohort includes Reina Gossett, Cara Page Tarso Ramos, Andrea Ritchie, and Dean Spade ‘97.

Projects and History

Sep 28, 2017

Social Justice Institute History

Since 2005, BCRW deepened its commitment to scholar-feminist praxis through series of collaborative partnerships with activists, activist-scholars, and community-based organizations and coalitions in New York City and beyond.  Our collaborations with these groups and our projects’ outcomes have provided crucial legitimacy for campaigns in their earliest stages. These collaborative projects draw on the resources that BCRW […]

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Nov 18, 2017

Survived and Punished

Paris Knox is a 38-year-old Black mother who, in 2007, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for defending her life against an abusive ex-partner who attacked her in her home.

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Sep 28, 2017

No Body is Disposable

The series “No Body Is Disposable” is produced by the Barnard Center for Research on Women in collaboration with Sins Invalid, a disability justice-based performance project centering disabled artists who are people of color, queer, trans, and/or gender nonconforming. These videos were made by Dean Spade and Hope Dector.

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The Barnard Center for Research on Women engages our communities through programming, projects, and publications that advance intersectional social justice feminist analyses and generate concrete steps toward social transformation.

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