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The Barnard Center for Research on Women hosts
a programming series that explores a wide range of feminist and
social justice issues like women's rights, gender and sexuality,
democracy and voting, immigration and economics. Featured speakers
include Angela Davis, Estelle Freedman, Lani Guinier, Josephine
Ho, Naomi Klein and Dean Spade. Fusing scholarship with activism, highlights from these events
are now available as podcasts.

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The Barnard Center for Research on Women hosts
a programming series that explores a wide range of feminist and
social justice issues like women's rights, gender and sexuality,
democracy and voting, immigration and economics. Featured speakers
include Angela Davis, Estelle Freedman, Lani Guinier, Josephine
Ho, Naomi Klein and Dean Spade. Fusing scholarship with activism, highlights from these events
are now available as podcasts.

    Young Feminists Take on Activism and Organizing

    Young Feminists Take on Activism and Organizing

    In this panel, young feminist activists discuss their
    areas of interest, what they see as the major challenges for feminist
    movements, how organizing today compares to that by previous
    generations, intersections between feminism and other approaches to
    social justice, and how to build coalitions that can enact structural
    change. Panelists include Dior Vargas, Sydnie Mosley '07, and Julie
    Zeilinger '15. The discussion also included Jessica Danforth, who is not
    included in the recording at her request. Dina Tyson '13 moderated the
    panel.

    • 48 min
    Sonia Pierre and the Struggle for Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

    Sonia Pierre and the Struggle for Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

    Sonia Pierre (1963-2011), mobilized communities in the
    Dominican Republic to advocate for citizenship and human rights for
    Dominicans of Haitian descent. As the director of Movimiento de Mujeres
    Dominico-Haitiana (MUDHA), she used legal challenges in domestic and
    international courts to defend the citizenship rights of first and
    second generation children born on Dominican soil. This panel highlights
    the activism of young women who are moving forward with Sonia Pierre's
    work on behalf of Dominicans of Haitian descent, and addresses the
    question of how international pressure impacts efforts by marginalized
    groups to demand recognition. Panelists include Manuela (Solange) Pierre, Sonia Pierre’s oldest
    daughter, and the founder and coordinator of the Dominican Network of
    Young African Descendants (Red Dominicana de Jóvenes Afrodescendientes);
    Ninaj Raoul, the Executive Director of Haitian Women for Haitian
    Refugees; Monisha Bajaj, Associate Professor of International and
    Comparative Education at Teachers College; Minerva Leticia Solange,
    daughter of Sonia Pierre; and Miriam Neptune (moderator), video producer
    and director of Birthright Crisis, an award-winning documentary
    depicting the cycle of deportation and violence faced by Dominicans of
    Haitian descent.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Ntozake Shange on Stage and Screen

    Ntozake Shange on Stage and Screen

    The 2012-13 Africana Distinguished Alumna Series honors
    one of Barnard’s most distinguished African American alumnae: Ntozake
    Shange '70. A playwright, poet, and novelist of startling originality,
    Shange is best known for her 1975 Obie Award-winning play, For Colored
    Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. Following
    the screening of Tyler Perry’s acclaimed 2010 film version of the play,
    Ms. Shange speaks candidly with Soyica Diggs Colbert, assistant
    professor of English at Dartmouth College, and Monica Miller, associate
    professor of English at Barnard, about her groundbreaking work and its
    controversial adaptation to the screen.

    • 51 min
    Janice Haaken

    Janice Haaken

    Since visual images invoke the spectator's experience of
    unmediated access to the inner world of the subject, the evocative power
    of photographic images may readily reproduce forms of voyeurism. This
    under-theorizing becomes particularly problematic in projects that
    document the lives of migratory and marginalized women. Drawing on
    several decades of prior field research and documentary film projects,
    Professor Haaken presents a study carried out with women refugee and
    asylum-seekers in the UK. In discussing photographic images from the
    study, Haaken provides a framework for working through a series of
    ethical, political, and methodological dilemmas. She draws on
    psychoanalytic feminist theory, critical psychology, and participatory
    action research methods to argue for the importance of an approach to
    the visual that includes the dynamics of spectatorship as well as the
    dynamics of the research setting itself as an affectively rich and
    conflicted site of knowledge production.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Staking Our Claim: Trans Women's Literature in the 21st Century

    Staking Our Claim: Trans Women's Literature in the 21st Century

    Celebrating the release of The Collection: Short Fiction
    from the Transgender Vanguard (Topside Press, 2012), four of the
    volume's contributors, Ryka Aoki, Imogen Binnie, Red Durkin, and Donna
    Ostrowsky come together to read from their work. Following the readings,
    the writers discuss future of literature, the complex
    ways that literary trans narratives will evolve in years to come, and
    their own stories of characters navigating relationships, gender,
    family, work, race, and more. This panel, co-sponsored by Barnard
    Library, Topside Press, and the Barnard Center for Research on Women, is
    moderated by Reina Gossett.

    • 2 hrs 6 min
    Dorothy Roberts

    Dorothy Roberts

    Some writers have celebrated a new biological
    citizenship arising from individuals' unprecedented ability to manage
    their health at the molecular level. In this year’s Helen Pond McIntyre
    '48 lecture, Dorothy Roberts examines the role of race and gender in the
    construction of this new biocitizen in light of the current expansion of
    race-based, reproductive, and genetic biotechnologies along with
    neoliberal reliance on private resources for people's welfare. Roberts
    argues that science, big business, and politics are converging to
    support a molecularized understanding of race, health, and citizenship
    that ultimately helps to preserve inequities. An internationally
    recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate,
    Dorothy Roberts has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender,
    race, and class in legal issues and has been a leader in transforming
    public thinking and policy on reproductive health, child welfare, and
    bioethics. She is the Penn Integrates Knowledge/George A. Weiss
    University Professor, the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell
    Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, and Professor of Sociology at
    University of Pennsylvania.

    • 52 min

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