Event Oval, The Dana Center, 3009 Broadway
Nov 15, 2017 | 6:00PM

Combahee River Collective Mixtape: Black Feminist Sonic Dissent Then and Now

Daphne Brooks, Kara Keeling, and Jacqueline Stewart

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 […]

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black feminism, Combahee River Collective

Event Oval, The Diana Center, 3009 Broadway New York, New York
Nov 3, 2017 | 4:00PM

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

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 […]

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Abolition, Andrea Ritchie, anti-black racism, Barbara Smith, black feminism, broken windows policing, Dean Spade, Elle Hearns, Islamophobia, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Mariame Kaba, Police Violence, Reina Gossett, state violence

In the Wake: A Salon in Honor of Christina Sharpe

Mar 9, 2017

On February 2nd, 2017, Christina Sharpe, Hazel Carby, Kaiama Glover, Arthur Jafa, and Alex Weheliye gathered on a panel to discuss Sharpe’s new book In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016). Below are the stills from the event:   

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BCRW events, black feminism, Christina Sharpe, In the Wake

James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall, New York, NY 10027
Mar 20, 2017 | 6:30PM

A Black Feminist Reading of the Movement for Black Lives: Resistance and the U.S. Left Reimagined

Barbara Ransby

Award-winning historian, writer, and longtime activist Barbara Ransby joins BCRW to give the 2017 Natalie Boymel Kampen Memorial Lecture in Feminist Criticism and History, “A Black Feminist Reading of the Movement for Black Lives: Resistance and the U.S. Left Reimagined.”   Ransby is Distinguished Professor of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History […]

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Barbara Ransby, black feminism, Black Lives Matter, Ella Baker, Ella's Daughters, Movement for Black Lives

Scholar and Feminist Online: 12.3-13.1
Fall 2015

Digital Shange

Kim F. Hall

The Digital Shange Project uses the works of Barnard alumna Ntozake Shange (BC ’70) and her recently donated archive to offer students a broader understanding of African diaspora, women’s history and feminist politics; an integrated study of the performing arts; and the potential for personal transformation.

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African diaspora, black feminism, Digital Shange, Ntozake Shange

Event Oval, The Diana Center
Oct 28, 2016 | 10:00AM

Hurston@125: Engaging with the Work and Legacy of Zora Neale Hurston

Deborah Thomas, Tami Navarro & more

ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE REGISTER CONFERENCE SCHEDULE & PROGRAM SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES   ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE Zora Neale Hurston, a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University, has received great acclaim for her literary work, particularly the highly influential novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. In honor of the 125th anniversary of Hurston’s birth, BCRW celebrates Hurston’s […]

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anthropology, black feminism, Zora Neale Hurston

James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Feb 16, 2017 | 6:00PM

Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution

Hortense Spillers

Hortense Spillers considers the aftermath of the notion of partus sequitur ventrem—the “American ‘innovation’ that proclaimed that the child born of an enslaved mother would also be enslaved.” In her fall lecture, “Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution,” she deepens this ongoing exploration by engaging the idea of the “shadow” family as […]

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African American, black feminism, gender, Hortense Spillers, race, US slavery

Event Oval, The Diana Center
Feb 11, 2016 | 6:00PM

Black Light: Tom Lloyd, Lorraine O’Grady, and the Effect of Art Historical Disappearance

Krista Thompson

ABOUT THE EVENT Tom Lloyd was a black artist among the first wave working with light and electronic technologies in the 1960s. His early centrality in the mainstream 1960s New York art world is belied by the bare archival and material traces that remain of his work. Taking a cue from performance artist Lorraine O’Grady’s […]

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africana, arts, black feminism, gender, history