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

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Barnard Students Read Coretta Scott King’s Letter

Barnard students read the letter by Coretta Scott King that Senator Elizabeth Warren was blocked from reading during the Senate confirmation hearing of Trump Attorney General Jefferson Sessions.

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democracy, gender, history, policy, politics, race

Hortense Spillers – Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution

Full length lecture.

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africana, gender, history, race, violence

In the Wake: A Salon in Honor of Christina Sharpe

Christina Sharpe in conversation with Hazel Carby, Kaiama Glover, Saidiya Hartman, Arthur Jafa, and Alex Weheliye.

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africana, gender, history, queer, race, violence, writing

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

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

BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall
Apr 6, 2016 | 12:00PM

BCRW Archive Fever

Che Gossett

ABOUT THE EVENT In this lecture BCRW Community Archivist Che Gossett will discuss the history and emerging future of the BCRW archives and their digitization. BCRW archives holds a remarkable record of the organization’s life/work and Gossett will be discussing some of the most fascinating material and the changing meanings of social justice feminism. This event […]

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activism, archives, barnard, history

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

Reina Gossett: Historical Erasure as Violence

Reina Gossett talks about learning and sharing histories of trans women of color, including Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and STAR (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries), as a strategy to transform and heal from historical isolation and erasure.

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activism, gender, history, intersectionality, queer, race, transgender

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

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