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Events Calendar!

Instead of clogging up your feeds (and our Sunday afternoons), with 800 hundred copy and pasted links from poorly formatted Columbia websites, we’re unveiling Bwog’s new events calendar. Much like Bucket List in the days of yore, our calendar will compile every campus event across departments and student groups into one easily accessible Google Calendar! We’re still figuring things out on our end, so if you have any suggestions, technical difficulties or want to make sure your event is included, drop us a line in the comments, through our submission form, or by emailing

Student Event Spotlight

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On Saturday, October 26 CU Swing Dance and the Harlem Swing Dance Society will be hosting A Harvest Moon Ball Stomp! in celebration of Harlem’s history of dance and the famous dancers who made their careers there in Wien Lounge. Tickets are $7 for current Columbia students with ID. At 6 pm, there will be a free dance lesson, followed by an hour-long panel discussion before everyone takes to the dance floor from 8 to 11 pm. Get your tickets and find more information here!

  • On Monday, October 21, from 12 to 1 pm, the Harriman Institute and the Human Rights Advocates Program will host a presentation by human rights advocate Maria Abrahamyan entitled “Stereotypes as Grounds for Discrimination: Women & the LGBT Community in Armenian Courts & Penitentiaries” in Romm 1219 in International Affairs. In her talk, Abrahamyan will discuss gender stereotyping as a root cause for gender discrimination, h9w states have failed in their obligation to get rid of discrimination and how this affects the criminal justice system in Armenia and around the world.
  • Also this Monday at 6:15 pm in the Second Floor Heyman Center Common Room, English professor Sharon Marcus will discuss her new book The Drama of Celebrity, which is described as “a bold new account of how celebrity works” and answers questions about how any why certain people become stars while others fade from memory. Professors Alan Stewart, Alisa Solomon, Arianne Chernock and Elisabeth Ladenson will also join the discussion.
  • Also also this Monday, head over to the Diana Event Oval at 6:30 pm to join Simon Balto and Emily Thuma, in conversation with BCRW Researcher-in- Residence Mariame Kaba in an event entitled “On the Road to Abolition: Archiving Resistance to the Carceral State.” Thuma will discuss how grassroots womens’ activists of the 1970s formed a radical politics opposing incarceration and gender violence while Balto will focus on Black Communists’ rejection of police enforcement and Black Power fights for community control of police. The conversation will tie their research to contemporary issues of incarceration and resistance.
  • For those who might be busy on Monday, consider attending Allan Potofsky’s talk on “The Notre-Dame Fire, and the Paris Cathedral’s Original Fall and Resurrection” this Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 pm in the Buell Hall East Gallery. Potofsky will “review a few of the controversies over its rebuilding within the context of the edifice’s first fall and resurrection in the age of revolution” in light of the 2019 fire that nearly destroyed the fame cathedral. RSVP for the event here.
  • This year’s Dona and Carol Hamilton Distinguished Lecture will take place on Friday October 25 from 2 – 4 pm on the 7th floor of the International Affairs Building. The lecture will feature author Stanley B. Greenberg talking about his book RIP GOP which argues that the 2016 election hurried the Republican Party’s “imminent demise” and that the 2020 election will open the U.S. “to a new era of renewal and progress.”

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