Apr 13, 2010 | 12:00PM

Activists Who Yearn for Art that Transforms: Parallels in the Black Arts and Feminist Art Movements in the United States

Lisa Collins

Through this offering of comparative cultural and intellectual history, Professor Collins exposes links between the Black Arts Movement and the Feminist Art Movement in the United States to address a critical question that is too often tackled without seeing these movements as central: How did postwar cultural workers deeply immersed in sociopolitical movements in the […]

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activism, africana, arts, gender, history, intersectionality, politics, women's movement

Sulzberger Parlor
Mar 25, 2010 | 7:00PM

Women’s History as Personal and Political: An Event in Honor of Jane S. Gould ’40

Louise Bernikow '61, Christina Greene, Temma Kaplan, Elizabeth Minnich, Fanette Pollack '71, and Catharine R. Stimpson

In honor of both Women’s History Month and one particular woman, Jane S. Gould ’40, first permanent director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, we present a discussion that remembers Jane and places her life and work in the context of the feminist movements that have improved our lives in so many ways. […]

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activism, barnard, class, gender, history, politics, race, women's movement

Mar 26, 2008

Estelle Freedman: Coming of Age at Barnard, 1968

Recorded Mar 26, 2008

American Historian Estelle Freedman '69 looks back on the tumultuous year of 1968, when she was a student at Barnard, from the perspective of subsequent events and historical interpretations. Freedman, now a professor of History at Stanford University and author of several influential books on feminism and on sexuality, explores the life-changing process of questioning authority. This lecture took place on March 26, 2008 at Barnard College.


activism, barnard, education, gender, history, peace, politics, race, sexuality, war, women's movement

James Room
Mar 26, 2008 | 6:00PM

Coming of Age at Barnard, 1968

Estelle Freedman '69

1968 was a pivotal year in the history of Columbia University, American politics, and youth movements internationally. Estelle Freedman, American historian and a student at Barnard during that tumultuous era, looks back on 1968 from the perspective of subsequent events and historical interpretations. She places her experience of coming of age at Barnard within the […]

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activism, barnard, education, gender, history, peace, politics, race, sexuality, war, women's movement

Scholar and Feminist Online: 5.1
Fall 2006

Jewish Women Changing America: Cross-Generational Conversations

E. Grace Glenny, David Hopson and Janet Jakobsen

Contributors include Katya Gibel Azoulay, Maya Barzilai, Shifra Bronznick, Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, Sally Gottesman, Rebbetzin Hadassah Gross, Jayne K. Guberman, Judith Hauptman, Rachel Havrelock, Elizabeth Holtzman, Paula Hyman, Lisa Jervis, Faith Jones, Norma Baumel Joseph, Sarah Karpman, Irena Klepfisz, Lori Lefkovitz, Laura Levitt, Khadijah Miller, Gina Nahai, Judith Plaskow, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Judith Rosenbaum, Joan Roth, Danya Ruttenberg, Naomi Scheman, Nancy Schwartzman, Eve Sicular, and Alisa Solomon.

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activism, arts, history, judaism, photography, politics, religion, women's movement, writing

Fall 2006

Feminism and Sexual Health

Curated by Laurie Sugatan '06

A major theme of feminism is a woman's right to her own body, particularly to make decisions about her own health and wellbeing. Access to information is integral to a woman's ability to make important decisions regarding her health. The following documents, which date from 1970-1999, demonstrate how women's organizations have worked to distribute much-needed information about women's sexual health. Information that was otherwise unavailable or inadequate became accessible in resource guides, newsletters and pamphlets written for (and by) diverse groups of women. Addressing such issues as safe sex, teenage pregnancy, lesbians and AIDS, advancements in reproductive technologies, contraceptives, and reproductive health, these publications have empowered women to make well-informed decisions about their own bodies.

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activism, health, policy, politics, pregnancy, reproductive justice, reproductive technology, science, sexuality, women's movement

Scholar and Feminist Online 3.3-4.1
Fall 2005

The Scholar & Feminist XXX: Past Controversies, Present Challenges, Future Feminisms

Janet Jakobsen & David Hopson

Contributors include Meena Alexander, Dorothy Allison, Amrita Basu, Alison Bernstein, Elizabeth Bernstein, Siobhan Brooks, Leslie Calman, Tammy Rae Carland, Staceyann Chin, Ann Cvetkovich, Leslie Feinberg, Rebecca Haimowitz, Amber Hollibaugh, Janet Jakobsen, Temma Kaplan, Surina Khan, Jenny Kern, Elaine Kim, Rachel Maddow, Terry O’Neill, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Barbara Ransby, Kumkum Sangari, Heisoo Shin, Lateefah Simon, and Faye Wattleton.

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academy, activism, archives, arts, barnard, class, democracy, education, film, gender, history, human rights, intersectionality, labor, literature, media, music, photography, policy, politics, queer, race, scholar & feminist, sexuality, technology, transgender, transnational, video, women's movement, writing, young feminists

Feminism: Controversies, Challenges, Actions

Documentary featuring feminists across generations talking about past controversies, current challenges, and future actions of a feminist movement that remains as vibrant as it is varied. Directed by Rebecca Haimowitz.

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activism, africana, barnard, economic justice, gender, history, intersectionality, latina, politics, queer, race, sexuality, women's movement