Event Oval, Diana Center
Apr 14, 2016 | 6:00PM

The Argonauts: A Salon in Honor of Maggie Nelson

Maggie Nelson, Christina Crosby, Saidiya Hartman, Sam Huber, and Heather Love

ABOUT THE EVENT In her widely acclaimed memoir, The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson writes, “There is much to be learned from wanting something both ways.” Defying traditional genres, Nelson powerfully weaves theory into a narrative of queer relations and family-making, juxtaposing such supposed opposites as transgressive and normative politics, reproductive and sodomitical motherhood, intellectual and domestic […]

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family, gender, literature, parenting, queer, sexuality, writing

Sulzberger Parlor
Oct 24, 2011 | 6:30PM

States of Exception: Children’s Human Rights and the Humanities

Wendy S. Hesford

This year’s McIntyre lecturer, Wendy S. Hesford, integrates critical legal studies and feminist rhetorical criticism to examine the figure of the child as a limit condition to the liberal subject of human rights law. Through her analysis of contemporary representations of children living in varied states of political exception and social exclusion—stateless children, children born […]

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academy, children, family, history, human rights, immigration, policy, violence, war

Kimmel Center
Oct 11, 2011 | 6:00PM

Preventing Violence, Promoting Justice

Alisa Del Tufo, Loretta J. Ross, and Karen Morgaine

For registration and additional information, please visit the conference website. Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. They unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence, working to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, media advocacy, […]

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activism, class, economic justice, family, health, human rights, immigration, intersectionality, labor, policy, politics, race, reproductive justice, violence

New Feminist Solutions: Volume 6
April 2011

Reproductive Justice in Action

Rebecca Jordan-Young, Lucy Trainor, Janet Jakobsen

Reproductive justice is an inclusive framework for thinking about reproductive freedoms, holistic well-being and comprehensive justice. Organizing for reproductive justice encompasses a multiplicity of issues; the individuals and networks working in this model are just as diverse in their missions, constituencies, and methods of action. Reproductive Justice in Action is the result of a collaboration between the Barnard Center for Research on Women, Groundswell's Catalyst Fund, the New York Women's Foundation and seventeen of their grantee partners doing reproductive justice work in New York City. Seeking to explore the ways in which these seventeen organizations think about their mission and work, we jointly embarked on a participatory action research project in order to better understand how the organizations relate to (or feel limited by) the model and language of reproductive justice.

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activism, africana, childcare, children, class, domestic work, economic justice, environment, family, gender, health, immigration, intersectionality, latina, parenting, pregnancy, prisons, race, reproductive justice, transgender, violence

Justice at the Intersections: Action for Reproductive and Economic Justice in NYC

Documentary featuring interviews with 16 organizations doing reproductive justice work in New York City. Directed by Tiona McClodden.

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activism, africana, childcare, children, class, domestic work, economic justice, environment, family, gender, health, immigration, intersectionality, latina, parenting, pregnancy, prisons, race, reproductive justice, transgender, violence

Registration in The Diana Center Lobby
Sep 22, 2010 | 9:00AM

Critical Intersections: Reproductive and Economic Justice

This conference, co-sponsored with the New York Women’s Foundation, will explore how reproductive justice and women’s economic security are inextricably linked and will highlight the work being done in these areas by 17 organizations here in New York. With the leadership predominantly of women of color and young people, these organizations focus on diverse issues […]

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activism, africana, childcare, children, class, domestic work, economic justice, environment, family, gender, health, immigration, intersectionality, latina, parenting, pregnancy, prisons, race, reproductive justice, transgender, violence

New Feminist Solutions: Volume 3
July 2010

The Work-Family Dilemma: A Better Balance

A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center and BCRW

Recognizing the need for a forum to discuss work-family issues that focused on issues across the economic spectrum, A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center and The Barnard Center for Research on Women, along with the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California at Hastings, and the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development, planned a summit bringing together leaders and experts (those who have studied these issues and those who advocate for better policies) and the actual stakeholders (labor, business and elected officials in New York City).

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childcare, class, family, gender, intersectionality, labor, policy, race, work-life balance

Scholar and Feminist Online: 8.2
Spring 2010

Children of Incarcerated Parents

Megan Sullivan, Tanya Krupat and Venezia Michalsen

Contributors include Ann Adalist-Estrin, asha bandele, Nell Bernstein, Stacey Bouchet, Creasie Finney Hairston, Denise Johnston, Tanya Krupat, Carrie Levy, Venezia Michalsen, Dee Ann Newell, Megan Sullivan, and Angie Vachio.

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activism, arts, childcare, children, class, family, gender, intersectionality, parenting, photography, policy, prisons, queer, race

Sulzberger Parlor
Apr 1, 2009 | 6:30PM

Off-Ramps and On-Ramps

Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Elizabeth Vargas

Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett (top image, left) and news anchor and correspondent Elizabeth Vargas (second image, left) will engage in a discussion on the specific challenges facing professional women as they juggle work and family commitments. In her recent book, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps, Sylvia Ann Hewlett takes a critical look at how companies can attract […]

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childcare, family, labor, parenting, policy, work-life balance

Rayna Rapp: Disability and New Kinship Imaginaries (Excerpt)

An excerpt from "Marginality and Exclusivity in ART Practices," a panel discussion at the 2009 Scholar & Feminist Conference, "The Politics of Reproduction: New Technologies of Life."

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disability, education, family, policy

James Room
Jun 6, 2008 | 10:30AM

National Domestic Workers Alliance Conference

This June, BCRW joins Domestic Workers United in their educational efforts on fair labor standards for domestic workers in New York, including a living wage, basic benefits and health care. The first National Domestic Workers Alliance conference brings organizations from across the country together to discuss how best to protect the 200,000 domestic workers in […]

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activism, africana, care work, childcare, domestic work, economic justice, family, immigration, labor, latina, policy, politics, work-life balance

Scholar and Feminist Online: 5.3
Summer 2007

Women, Prisons and Change

Gisela Fosado, David Hopson and Janet Jakobsen

Contributors include Patricia Allard, Kai Lumumba Barrow, Janet Baus, Ava Berkofsky, Angela Y. Davis, Michelle Fine, Madeleine Gavin, Tamar Goelman, Rebecca Haimowitz, Chino Hardin, Dan Hunt, Carol Jacobsen, Judith Katz, Kathryn R. Kent, Alex Lee, Vivian Nixon, Sister Helen Prejean, Andrea Ritchie, Deborah Peterson Small, Ellen Spiro, Julia Sudbury, Gary Sunshine, María Elena Torre, Ije Ude, Jan Warren, Kay Whitlock, Reid Williams, and Rebecca Young.

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activism, arts, children, class, economic justice, education, family, film, gender, human rights, intersectionality, parenting, photography, policy, politics, prisons, race, sexuality, transgender, video, violence