Barnard Center for Research on Women

#FreeBresha, Free Them All

Dec 5, 2017

Bresha Meadows learned to fear her father and fear for her life. Throughout her young life, she endured years of his relentless physical and verbal abuse. On countless occasions he threatened to kill her and her family. Years of faded bruises, police reports, orders of protection, stories from neighbors, and allegations of sexual violence attest […]

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#FreeBresha, Bresha Meadows, criminalization, prison abolition, state violence, Survived and Punished

Diana Center, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Feb 16, 2018 | 6:00PM

S&F Conference: Subverting Surveillance: Strategies to End State Violence

Simone Brown, Dylan Rodriguez, Nandita Sharma, and Dean Spade

Description Program Description This year’s Scholar and Feminist Conference will bring together a broad community of thinkers and organizers to grapple with the ever-deepening penetration of surveillance practices into everyday life, and ways to engage in self-defense against the militarized, racist police state’s demands for constant access in the name of “security” and public order. […]

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borders, Deportation, immigration, police, prison, self-defense, state violence, surveillance, technology

Event Oval, The Diana Center, 3009 Broadway New York, New York
Nov 3, 2017 | 4:00PM

Invisible No More: Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color in Troubled Times

Barbara Smith, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Reina Gossett, Mariame Kaba & others

As the pendulum swings toward intensified immigration enforcement, discredited drug war tactics, expansion of “broken windows” policing, rampant Islamophobia, and attacks on gender, sexual and reproductive liberation, the current political climate fuels police violence against Black women and women of color on every front. In this context, women of color’s experiences of policing – often […]

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Abolition, Andrea Ritchie, anti-black racism, Barbara Smith, black feminism, broken windows policing, Dean Spade, Elle Hearns, Islamophobia, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Mariame Kaba, Police Violence, Reina Gossett, state violence

Event Oval, The Diana Center, 3009 Broadway New York, New York
Oct 10, 2017 | 6:00PM

Homes for All, Cages for None: Housing Justice in an Age of Abolition

Christina Heatherton and Craig Willse

In 2016, the Barnard Center for Research on Women assembled a Poverty Working Group to examine the state’s neglect and abandonment of poor people, people of color, and people with disabilities. The group asks how can we deepen our understanding of and resistance to the ways that the neoliberal state and racialized, classed, gendered, and […]

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Christina Heatherton, Craig Willse, homelessness, neoliberalism, poverty, public housing, state violence, surveillance

Working at the Limits: State and Structural Violence

Panel discussion featuring Charmaine Crawford, Deanna James, and Alison Swartz, moderated by Tami Navarro at The Scholar & Feminist 41: Sustainabilities.

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Alison Swartz, Charmaine Crawford, Deanna James, financial crisis, state violence, Transnational Feminisms