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

BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall
Apr 20, 2016 | 12:00PM

Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies: Queer Precarity and the Myth of Gay Affluence

Amber Hollibaugh

ABOUT THE EVENT Queer precarity is a reality. As the wealth gap continues to grow, LGBT/Q people struggle with increasing hardships and economic crisis, alongside the majority of working-class and poor Americans. Economic precarity has necessitated new forms of labor organizing, including worker centers and union–community partnerships. But the particular struggles of queer and gender […]

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activism, class, disability, economic justice, gender, labor, policy, politics, queer, race, sexuality

Amber Hollibaugh: A Movement for Liberation

Amber Hollibaugh talks about a the importance of a liberation framework centering low-income people and people of color for LGBTQ organizing.

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activism, class, economic justice, gender, intersectionality, politics, queer, race, sexuality

Dean Spade: History of Queers Against Police

Dean Spade talks about the dramatic shifts in queer and trans movements over the last 50 years with the emergence in the 1990s of a highly visible and well-funded gay rights movement whose demand for inclusion in hate crime legislation and police protection goes against queer and trans community-based grassroots organizing to end police and state violence since the 1960s.

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activism, class, gender, history, intersectionality, politics, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

Policing the Crises: Thinking It Forward – Panel at Stuart Hall Conference

Panel featuring Ben Carrington, Karla FC Holloway, Barnor Hesse, and chair Tina Campt from the conference "Policing the Crises: Stuart Hall and the Practice of Critique."

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academy, activism, class, intersectionality, media, race, violence

Annual Report 2013-2015

Annual Report

Click here to download the 2013-2015 annual report. Overview The Barnard Center for Research on Women brings together faculty, students, administrators, community members, activists, artists, and alumnae to produce and distribute feminist knowledge on campus, in New York City, nationally and globally. Over forty years of experience building collaborative projects, programs, and publications have distinguished […]

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academy, activism, barnard, class, economic justice, gender, history, intersectionality, performance, queer, race, scholar & feminist, transnational

Barnard Center for Research on Women, 101 Barnard Hall
Sep 30, 2015 | 12:00PM

Easy Money and Respectable Girls: Neoliberalism and Expectation in the US Virgin Islands

Tami Navarro

ABOUT THE EVENT: In St. Croix, a disproportionate number of young women from middle and upper-middle class backgrounds are hired to work within the Economic Development Commission (EDC), an initiative that grants tax incentives to businesses based in the US Virgin Islands. In this lecture, BCRW Associate Director Tami Navarro examines questions of gender, racial […]

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class, economic justice, gender, race, transnational

Barnard College
Feb 28, 2015 | 6:00PM

Action on Education

REGISTER DESCRIPTION PROGRAM SPEAKERS Description—#sfedu Speakers include Ujju Aggarwal, Lalaie Ameeriar, Abigail Boggs, The Black Youth Project, Nuala Cabral, Natalia Cecire, Jaz Choi, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Kandice Chuh, Antonia Darder, Dána-Ain Davis, Ejeris Dixon, Tadashi Dozono, Melanie Duch, Rod Ferguson, Cindy Gao, Jamaica Gilmer, Dana Goldstein, Che Gossett, Karen Gregory, Zareena Grewal, Ileana Jiménez, Shenila […]

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academy, activism, class, disability, education, gender, labor, race, scholar & feminist

Scholar and Feminist Online: 12.1-12.2
Fall 2013/Spring 2014

Activism and the Academy

Janet R. Jakobsen and Catherine Sameh

This issue is organized around continuing the conversations that took place between scholars, activists, and scholar/activists at these conferences. In their writing, the contributors take up the discussions begun at the panels and included here in video, so as to shed light on the complexity of oppressions in the current moment—and remind those committed to a more just world to celebrate the good times we’ve had, and imagine those we might create.

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academy, activism, arts, barnard, class, economic justice, education, gender, history, labor, prisons, queer, race, scholar & feminist, sexuality, transgender, transnational

Murphy Institute
Jan 23, 2015 | 9:00AM

Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies: Impacts of Economic Injustice on LGBTQ Communities

As part of the ongoing Queer Survival Economies project spearheaded by Amber Hollibaugh, this conference works to make visible queer economic realities and survival strategies. Tracks and sessions will include queer perspectives within poor and low-income communities, immigration, the state, and transnational flows of labor; the invisibility of the many queer people working in industries […]

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activism, class, economic justice, gender, immigration, intersectionality, labor, policy, queer, race, sexuality

Event Oval
Nov 8, 2014 | 2:30PM

No Such Thing as Neutral

Ali Rosa-Salas

Countless forms of dance created and performed in public spaces are bundled under the umbrella of “vernacular” or “street.” These diverse methods have been widely recognized for their emphasis on improvisation, “informal” teaching methods, and the central role of marginalized communities of color in their production, yet they are often figured primarily in opposition to […]

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arts, class, dance, performance, race