New York City in the World

Panel at the For the Public Good Conference. Panelists include Ana Amuchástegui, Sealing Cheng, Louis Graham, Kerwin Kaye, Mark Padilla, and Mario Pecheny. Moderated by Elizabeth Bernstein.

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activism, class, economic justice, education, environment, health, human rights, labor, policy, prisons, queer, race

Ta-Nehisi Coates – Black Boy Interrupted: American Plunder and the Incomplete Life of Jordan Davis

Keynote address at the For the Public Good Conference.

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activism, class, economic justice, education, environment, health, human rights, labor, policy, prisons, race

Exploring the Public Good in NYC

Panel at the For the Public Good Conference. Panelists include John Blasco, Nico Fonseca, Ede Fox, and Robert Hawkins. Moderated by Gail Cooper. Introduced by Lee Bell.

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activism, class, economic justice, education, environment, health, human rights, labor, policy, prisons, queer, race

Dare to Use the F-Word
Feb 3, 2014

Radical Doulas

Released Feb 3, 2014

(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 9) In this episode of Dare to Use the F-Word, we speak with Miriam Zoila Pérez, one of the founders of The Doula Project and the author of The Radical Doula Guide. She discusses her work supporting individuals through pregnancy, birth, abortion, and miscarriage.

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activism, class, gender, health, parenting, pregnancy, race, reproductive justice

Event Oval
Mar 28, 2014 | 9:30AM

For the Public Good Conference

Ana Amuchástegui, Lee Anne Bell, Elizabeth Bernstein, Sealing Cheng, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Gail Cooper, Nico Fonseca, Kerwin Kaye, Mark Padilla, Mario Pecheny, and more

DESCRIPTION PROGRAM VIDEOS Description Register online. Special pre-conference panel on Thursday, March 27: Gender, Justice, and Activisms in New York City. Education. Healthcare. Policing. The environment. The primary facets of public life are often segmented into separate issues. While powerful social movements have developed around each of these topics, many structural forces cut across such […]

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activism, class, economic justice, education, environment, health, human rights, labor, policy, prisons, race

Scholar and Feminist Online: 11.3
Summer 2013

Life (Un)Ltd: Feminism, Bioscience, Race

Rachel C. Lee

Like the symposium, this special issue foregrounds scholarship at the intersections of science and technology studies, feminist and queer studies, and race and postcolonial studies. The authors explore key questions emerging from the intensive biotechnological management of life that marks our age. Exploring the ways in which certain bodies and lands become, as they have for many centuries, the extractable material for scientific “discovery,” the authors make questions of gender, sexuality, and reproduction central to their queries.

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biology, class, economic justice, gender, health, history, human rights, labor, performance, pregnancy, queer, race, reproductive justice, reproductive technology, science, sexuality, technology, transgender, transnational, violence

Dare to Use the F-Word
Sep 3, 2013

Food Activism

Released Sep 3, 2013

(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 5) This episode of Dare to use the F-Word is all about food activism in the South Bronx. BCRW's Pam Phillips interviews Tanya Fields, founder of The BLK ProjeK, about her journey to transform her community through food and feminism.

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activism, class, environment, food, health

Scholar and Feminist Online: 11.1-11.2
Fall 2012/Spring 2013

Gender, Justice, and Neoliberal Transformations

Guest edited by Elizabeth Bernstein and Janet R. Jakobsen

This issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online forges new ground by weaving together issues of gender and sexuality, usually sidelined in conversations about neoliberalism, with questions of the economy and political processes. Emerging out of a 2012 international workshop on the mutual imbrication of economic, cultural, and political structures of neoliberalism with the vast changes in gendered and sexual life, “Gender, Justice, and Neoliberal Transformations” seeks new lines of inquiry to explore the extreme disparities of wealth across the globe, as well as new and old forms of social inequality.

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activism, arts, class, economic justice, gender, health, history, immigration, labor, photography, politics, prisons, queer, race, sexuality, transgender, violence

Dorothy Roberts: Race, Gender, and the New Biocitizen

Full-length video of Dorothy Roberts' lecture, "Race, Gender, and the New Biocitizen."

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biology, class, gender, health, policy, race, reproductive technology, science, technology

2012
Oct 15, 2012

Dorothy Roberts

Recorded Oct 15, 2012

Some writers have celebrated a new biological citizenship arising from individuals' unprecedented ability to manage their health at the molecular level. In this year’s Helen Pond McIntyre '48 lecture, Dorothy Roberts examines the role of race and gender in the construction of this new biocitizen in light of the current expansion of race-based, reproductive, and genetic biotechnologies along with neoliberal reliance on private resources for people's welfare. Roberts argues that science, big business, and politics are converging to support a molecularized understanding of race, health, and citizenship that ultimately helps to preserve inequities. An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, Dorothy Roberts has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues and has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive health, child welfare, and bioethics. She is the Penn Integrates Knowledge/George A. Weiss University Professor, the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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biology, gender, health, policy, race, science, technology

NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
Sep 19, 2012 | 6:00PM

A New Queer Agenda

Lisa Duggan, Kenyon Farrow, Amber Hollibaugh, and Richard Kim

Join contributors to the recently launched issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online, “A New Queer Agenda,” for an evening of politics, discussion, and celebration. A collaboration between BCRW and Queers for Economic Justice, “A New Queer Agenda” shows how activists, academics, and organizers can work together to build larger, more effective social justice movements […]

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activism, class, disability, economic justice, gender, health, history, human rights, immigration, intersectionality, labor, politics, queer, race, sexuality, transgender

James Room
Oct 15, 2012 | 6:30PM

Race, Gender, and the New Biocitizen

Dorothy Roberts

Some writers have celebrated a new biological citizenship arising from individuals’ unprecedented ability to manage their health at the molecular level. In this year’s Helen Pond McIntyre ’48 lecture, Dorothy Roberts examines the role of race and gender in the construction of this new biocitizen in light of the current expansion of race-based, reproductive, and […]

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biology, gender, health, policy, race, science, technology