Sep 28, 2017

Katherine Acey

As a Senior Activist Fellow, Katherine Acey researched and developed a project on issues impacting LGBTQ elders, aging in the LGBTQ community, and bridging LGBTQ activist generations. Beginning in 2015, Acey hosted intergenerational convenings with activists who are LGBTQ and/or women to share experiences, knowledge, and individual and collective needs. In January 2016, Acey was […]

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activism, Aging, Katherine Acey

Marissa Alexander: Survived and Punished

Marissa Alexander is a survivor of domestic violence who was sentenced to a 20 year mandatory minimum sentence for firing a single warning shot into the ceiling. Learn about her story and the creative organizing that successfully fought for her freedom.

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activism, class, democracy, gender, history, policy, politics, prisons, race, violence

Joan Little – Survived and Punished

Joan Little was the first woman acquitted of murder on the grounds of of self-defense against sexual violence. Learn about her story and the global organizing that successfully fought for her freedom.

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activism, class, democracy, gender, history, policy, prisons, race, violence

Don’t be a Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks

Bystander intervention that does not rely on the police.

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activism, gender, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

Gearing up for 2017

Dec 21, 2016

A NOTE FROM OUR DIRECTOR As we come to the close of a challenging semester, I am reminded of the inspiring conversations, critical insights, and crucial resources the BCRW community has provided over the past few months. I want to thank you for the part you play in this community. Thank you for joining us […]

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activism, Andrea Ritchie, Cara Page, Dean Spade, Deborah Thomas, intergenerational dialogue, Janna Levin, John L. Jackson Jr., Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Reina Gossett, Scholar and Feminist Online, Tarso Ramos, Zora Neale Hurston

Dean Spade: CLAGS 2016 Kessler Award Lecture

"When We Win We Lose: Mainstreaming and the Redistribution of Respectability"

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activism, economic justice, gender, policy, politics, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

The Personal Things

Short featuring Miss Major Griffin-Gracy. Directed by Reina Gossett with art by Micah Bazant and animation by Pamela Chavez. Produced by Reina Gossett, Hope Dector, and the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

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activism, gender, history, queer, race, transgender

Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues 3: The Nonprofit Hamster Wheel

Featuring Urvashi Vaid, Craig Willse, Andrea Ritchie, Amber Hollibaugh, and Shira Hassan. This video is included in The Scholar & Feminist Online issue 13.2, “Navigating Neoliberalism in the Academy, Nonprofits, and Beyond.” In October 2013, BCRW and The Engaging Tradition Project at The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School co-convened a conference called Queer […]

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activism, neoliberalism, nonprofit, queer

James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Nov 15, 2016 | 6:30PM

Activism In Context: An Intergenerational Dialogue on Organizing in the Shadow of the 2016 Elections

Katherine Brewster ‘71 and Janet Price ‘71, moderated by BCRW Senior Activist Fellow Katherine Acey

This year’s historic 2016 election casts a long shadow over the history of feminist activism across different generations. The first in a series of dialogues with the classes of 1968 through 1974, this event will offer an opportunity for social justice feminists to engage in generative dialogues and share resources across generations. Among the resources […]

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2016 presidential election, activism, archives, generations, intergenerational dialogue, student activism

Queer Liberation: No Prisons, No Borders

Video by Dean Spade + Hope Dector. Featuring Reina Gossett, Angélica Cházaro, CeCe McDonald, and Dean Spade.

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activism, gender, immigration, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

Reina Gossett: Making a Way Out of No Way

Keynote address at The Scholar & Feminist Conference 41: Sustainabilities.

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activism, arts, disability, film, gender, history, queer, race, scholar & feminist, sexuality, transgender