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

Don’t be a Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks

Bystander intervention that does not rely on the police.

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activism, gender, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

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 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

Dreams are Colder than Death: Screening & Talk with Arthur Jafa

Featuring Arthur Jafa, Christina Sharpe, Reina Gossett, and Tavia Nyong'o.

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africana, Arthur Jafa, arts, Black cinema, film, gender, race

Scholar and Feminist Online 13.3 - 14.1
Fall 2016

Traversing Technologies

Patrick Keilty and Leslie Regan Shade

In “Traversing Technology,” scholars drawn primarily from the arts and humanities offer close readings of the multifaceted histories, consequences, potential adaptations and mutilations of scientific and technical productions. Uniting these diverse sites of inquiry is the necessity of movement in order to understand or act—the refusal of a god’s eye view frozen in one all seeing perspective. The authors refuse a physical/virtual division, as they map the monstrous meanings of suburban homes, dive into scatalogical biopolitical governmentalities, surface the long gendered pre-history of selfie culture, celebrate trans people of color’s poetic stitching of social wounds, trace the frequent construction of Asian Americans as racialized machines, link the prescient wisdom of the Combahee River Collective to the ways internet architecture imperils black lives, generate new opportunities to infect technology with viral feminist knowledges, and offer up the parasite as a model for our relationship to social networks.

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biopolitics, futurity, gender, race, social networks, surveillance, technology

James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Feb 16, 2017 | 6:00PM

Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution

Hortense Spillers

Hortense Spillers considers the aftermath of the notion of partus sequitur ventrem—the “American ‘innovation’ that proclaimed that the child born of an enslaved mother would also be enslaved.” In her fall lecture, “Shades of Intimacy: Women in the Time of Revolution,” she deepens this ongoing exploration by engaging the idea of the “shadow” family as […]

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African American, black feminism, gender, Hortense Spillers, race, US slavery

Queer Liberation: No Prisons, No Borders

Video by Dean Spade + Hope Dector. Featuring Reina Gossett, Angélica Cházaro, CeCe McDonald, and Dean Spade.

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activism, gender, immigration, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence