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Student Event Spotlight
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- On Monday, February 22nd at 5:30 pm EST Join Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Muslim Societies in partnership with the Shabazz Center for Malcom’s Worldmaking Practice: Reclaiming His Local and Global Legacy. This event will highlight Malcolm X’s enduring vision at the intersections of Black radical power, Islam and global anti-imperialism.
- On Thursday, February 25th at 6:15 pm EST The Heyman Center will host Abolishing Family Policing, a seminar which will open with a presentation by Tymber Hudson followed by Professors Dorothy Roberts and Bernard E. Harcourt reading and discussing several works. These include Killing the Black Body by Dorothy Roberts (excerpts), Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare by Dorothy Roberts (excerpts), “Prison, Foster Care, and the Systemic Punishment of Black Mothers” by Dorothy Roberts, and “Abolishing Policing Also Means Abolishing Family Regulation,” by Dorothy Roberts
- On Thursday, February 25th at 10:00 am EST the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society’s will host their new conversation/lecture series called “Understanding Systemic Racism”, a part of the Ambedkar Initiative. Understanding Systemic Racism: The Role of the Radical Writer will have Meena Kandasamy as speaker, a poet, fiction writer, translator, and activist whose When I Hit You, was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018. The panel will be moderated by Dhanya Addanki, writer and archivist.
- Also on Thursday, February 25th, at 10:00 am EST is Anti-Racism Speaker Series: Amadou Gaye, PhD, MSc. The Staff Scientist at the National Human Genome Research will deliver a lecture titled “Omics Study of Social Disadvantage in African Americans: How Adverse Conditions Get Under the Skin”.
- On Friday, February 26th, at 2:00 pm EST Barnard College is hosting Black History Month Event and Workshop: Celebration of Gladys West, Mathematician and Computer Programmer. The celebration highlights West, a mathematician who helped construct a geoid (a mathematical model of the Earth’s shape) making the invention of the GPS possible. She worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division as a mathematician and programmer, where she and her husband were two of only four black employees at the time. West was inducted into the United States Air Force Hall of Fame in 2018.
- On Friday, February 26th, at 1:00 pm EST The Heyman Center will host Celebrating Recent Work by Kaiama L. Glover. Glover’s work champions unruly female protagonists who adamantly refuse the constraints of coercive communities. The women of these texts offend, disturb, and reorder the world around them. In her book, Glover reframes Caribbean literary studies in ways that critique the moral principles, politicized perspectives, and established critical frameworks that so often govern contemporary reading practices.
- Lastly on Friday, February 26th, at 5:00 pm EST is Building Solidarities: Single Sex Institutions and the Racial Implications of Gendered Space. This event will focus on trans* perspectives on single-sex colleges and the sex binary as a colonial construct. Considering the built environments that separate bodies, and bodies that build themselves, this event asks: how can Barnard adjust to incorporate bodies that defy the colonial logics it was founded on?
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