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

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

Dean Spade: CLAGS 2016 Kessler Award Lecture

"When We Win We Lose: Mainstreaming and the Redistribution of Respectability"

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activism, economic justice, gender, policy, politics, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

The Argonauts: A Salon in Honor of Maggie Nelson

Featuring Maggie Nelson in conversation with Christina Crosby, Saidiya Hartman, Sam Huber, and Heather Love. Moderated by Tina Campt.

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gender, literature, parenting, politics, queer, race, sexuality, writing

Scholar and Feminist Online: 13.2
Spring 2016

Navigating Neoliberalism in the Academy, Nonprofits, and Beyond

Soniya Munshi and Craig Willse

This issue of S&F Online looks at the nonprofit and the university as two key sites in which neoliberal social and economic formations are constituted and contested. Emerging out of a 2009 meeting at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting convened by Munshi and Willse and drawing on the theoretical and historical models articulated by INCITE! Women, Gender Non-conforming, and Trans People of Color Against Violence, the collection asks: What are the possibilities for transformative politics given the capacity of neoliberal capital to incorporate, absorb and/or neutralize demands for social justice?

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academy, activism, economic justice, education, gender, immigration, intersectionality, labor, policy, politics, prisons, queer, race

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

“I Use My Love to Guide Me”: Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Impossible Situations

A conversation with CeCe McDonald, Reina Gossett, and Dean Spade.

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activism, class, economic justice, gender, human rights, politics, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

Prisons Aren’t Safe for Anybody

CeCe McDonald joins prison abolition activists Reina Gossett and Dean Spade in a conversation about her own experiences surviving trauma and impossible situations, and the importance of collective organizing for people facing systems of violence.

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activism, class, economic justice, gender, human rights, politics, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

Police + Prisons Don’t Keep Us Safe–We Keep Each Other Safe

CeCe McDonald joins prison abolition activists Reina Gossett and Dean Spade in a conversation about her own experiences surviving trauma and impossible situations, and the importance of collective organizing for people facing systems of violence.

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activism, class, economic justice, gender, human rights, politics, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

I Use My Love to Guide Me–Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Impossible Situations

CeCe McDonald joins prison abolition activists Reina Gossett and Dean Spade in a conversation about her own experiences surviving trauma and impossible situations, and the importance of collective organizing for people facing systems of violence.

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activism, class, economic justice, gender, human rights, politics, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence