Mary Helen Washington: Legacies of the Black Literary Left

Keynote lecture at Global Radicalism: Solidarity, Internationalism, and Feminist Futures, September 22, 2018 at The People’s Forum.

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Building Accountable Communities

Accountability is a familiar buzz-word in social movements, but what does it mean? How do we work toward it? What does it look like to be accountable to survivors without exiling or disposing those who do harm? In a new series of four short videos, anti-violence activists Kiyomi Fujikawa and Shannon Perez-Darby explore key challenges and concepts around these questions.

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Web Resources

Announcing the 2018-2020 Social Justice Institute Cohort

BCRW is thrilled to welcome the 2018-2020 Social Justice Institute cohort, with Artist-in-Residence La Vaughn Belle, Researcher-in-Residence Mariame Kaba, Activist-in-Residence CeCe McDonald, and returning Researcher-in-Residence Andrea J. Ritchie.

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Simone Browne: Keynote at Subverting Surveillance: Strategies to End State Violence

Keynote lecture at the 43rd Annual Scholar & Feminist Conference, "Subverting Surveillance: Strategies to End State Violence."

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S&F Online

Feminist and Queer Afro/Asian Formations

This issue of Scholar and Feminist Online, “Feminist and Queer Afro-Asian Formations,” edited by Vanita Reddy and Anantha Sudhakar, marks a key intervention into Afro-Asian studies, one that insists upon centering a feminist and queer framework.

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Featured Publications

September 19, 2017

The Crisis of Criminalization: A Call for a Comprehensive Philanthropic Response

This report calls for immediate, concerted, comprehensive, sustained, cross-sector, collaborative philanthropic response to the growing crisis of criminalization, and outlines strategies to more effectively tackle criminalization and mass incarceration, to stop the spread of surveillance and punishment, and to meet the challenges of the current political climate.

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Fall 2015

Digital Shange

The Digital Shange Project uses the works of Barnard alumna Ntozake Shange (BC ’70) and her recently donated archive to offer students a broader understanding of African diaspora, women’s history and feminist politics; an integrated study of the performing arts; and the potential for personal transformation.

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November 2018

Immigrants and Refugees Are Welcome Here: A Resource Guide for Service Providers Working with Immigrants who are LGBTQ, Sex Workers, and/or HIV-Positive

This resource guide is intended for service providers to improve their competency to better assist clients in these dangerous times, and reduce secondary traumas in their practice. It is intended as a living document to be used and adapted based on feedback from clients, community members, activists, and service providers, as well as changes to our political landscape.

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Featured Videos

Recorded Nov 13, 2018
Tags: anti-authoritarianism, immigrant justice, intersectional feminism, left movements, queer and trans liberation, racial justice

Building from the Left: Strategies to Disrupt the Right

In the aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections, Cara Page, Tarso Luís Ramos, and Pooja Gehi discuss intersectional strategies to build and sustain long-term resistance on the left.

Recorded Oct 9, 2018
Tags: Caribbean, Erna Brodber, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Writers

Critical Caribbean Feminisms: Erna Brodber and Nicole Dennis-Benn

Erna Brodber, author of Nothing’s Mat (2014) and The Rainmaker’s Mistake (2007), among other works, and Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun (2016), join us for a reading, followed by a discussion moderated by Kaiama L. Glover.

Recorded Sep 22, 2018
Tags: Christina Heatherton, Global Radicalism, Lisa Armstrong, Margaret Stevens, People's Forum, S. Ani Mukherji

Recovering Global Radicalism

Lisa Armstrong, S. Ani Mukherji, and Margaret Stevens recover lost and forgotten histories of shared global struggle

Recorded Sep 22, 2018
Tags: black feminism, Cheryl Higashida, Global Radicalism, internationalism, John Munro, Jordan T. Camp, Mariame Kaba

Black Feminist Left Internationalism

Featuring Cheryl Higashida, Mariame Kaba, and John Munro, this panel examines the radical anti-racist, anti-colonial, socialist internationalist, and feminist visions of social change, that Mary Helen Washington terms “Black Left Feminism.”

Recorded Sep 22, 2018
Tags: feminism, Global Radicalism, internationalism, solidarity, Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad: What is the Meaning of the Left?

Read the Full Resource Guide (PDF) / Do’s and Don’ts (PDF) A Project of Queer Survival Economies directed by Amber Hollibaugh, produced with support from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund  Description Since the Trump administration took office in January 2017, violence against undocumented and documented immigrants, trans and gender nonconforming people, sex workers, Muslims, Black people […]

Recorded Sep 22, 2018
Tags: Black Literary Left, Global Radicalism, Mary Helen Washington

Mary Helen Washington: Afterlives: Legacies of the Black Literary Left

Mary Helen Washington delivers the lecture, "Afterlives: Legacies of the Black Literary Left," a keynote at the conference Global Radicalism: Solidarity, Internationalism, and Feminist Futures held on September 22, 2018 at The People's Forum in NYC.