Friday, July 29, 2011

Feminist activism and the academy

Conference: Activism and the Academy: Celebrating 40 Years of Feminist Scholarship and Action

September 23-24

Registration in Barnard Hall lobby

Barnard College
Broadway at 116th Street, Manhattan

Forty years ago, the Barnard Center for Research on Women began its mission of using research and knowledge to advance feminist scholarship and long-term partnerships with activist groups. Inspired by the new women’s movement, BCRW became part of an historic moment that witnessed the proliferation of feminist activism, the establishment of women’s studies programs and women’s centers, and the founding of women’s bookstores and other cultural projects. This fall, we bring together our past, present and future collaborators as well as kindred institutions, scholars and activists engaged in social justice feminism to consider what kinds of collaborative projects are possible when scholarship and activism are joined.
The anniversary conference will also include a special reception with a performance by Suzanne Vega ’81 and remarks from Janet Axelrod ’73, as well as keynote lectures by Sonia Alvarez and Mamphela Ramphele.
For a list of speakers and all program information, click here.

For directions to Barnard College, click here.

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