Migration and gender politics is the theme for this week’s EEOC, featuring events centered on gender, sexuality, and movement through places and times.

Here at Bwog, we do our best to bring your attention to important guest lecturers and special events on campus. If you have a correction or addition, let us know in the comments or email events@bwog.com.

Student Event Spotlight

  • On Monday, October 3, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm EDT, Columbia Art of Living will host a free online guided workshop about meditation and breathing techniques. The workshop will be held over Zoom.
  • Also on Monday, October 3, at 9 pm, Columbia’s African Students Association will be hosting a conversation on Queen Elizabeth’s death from an African perspective. This meeting will take place in the Malcolm X Lounge in Hartley Residence Hall.
  • On Friday, October 7, at 4 pm, Columbia Space Initiative’s advisor, Columbia mechanical engineering professor and former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, will be visiting CSI’s weekly meeting in Mudd 833. Make sure to come ask questions and hear stories about spacewalking!
  • Also on Friday, October 7, from 7:30 to 9 pm, the Alexander Hamilton Society will host a panel discussion with Salima Mazari, the first woman Provincial Governor of Afghanistan, and Mary Mohammadi, a human rights activist for religious minorities in Iran. Please register in advance.

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  • This upcoming week, from Monday, October 3, to Friday, October 7, is the multimedia installation Gender* in the Archives, put on as a collaboration between alums, current students, and the Barnard Archives. This project centers trans voices with the goal of highlighting identity, community, endurance, and joy in an immersive setting. The installation will be open from 12 to 5 pm every day this week in the Movement Lab in Milstein LL020. On Monday, October 3, from 6-7 pm, the space will be reserved for trans and non-binary members of the Barnard and Columbia communities.
  • On Thursday, October 6, from 6:30 to 8 pm, author Marina Warner will give this year’s Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture on the topic “Strangers in a Strange Land: Displacement, Sanctuary, and the Traveling Tale.” Edward W. Said wrote that he habitually felt “out of place” and in his memoir movingly explores the strategies and theoretical ideas the experience inspired. Warner will return to Said’s ideas about estrangement, the traveling tale, and contrapuntal reading, through a reading of the Flight into Egypt. The lecture will be held at the Lenfest Center for the Arts. Please register online.
  • Also on Thursday, October 6, from 7 to 8 pm, former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. CC ’73, LAW ’76, and Professor Frank A. Guridy, newly appointed executive director of the Holder Initiative, will discuss Attorney General Holder’s new book, Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote. The first 100 students to check in will receive a signed copy of Eric Holder’s book. There will be a reception following the discussion at 7 pm with refreshments provided. Online registration is required.
  • On Friday, October 7, from 2 to 3:30 pm, the Center for American Studies and the Film and Media Studies Program at the School of the Arts will host the lecture “Josephine Baker’s Cinematic Prism,” presented by Professor Terri Francis. The lecture will take place in Dodge 511, with a screening of two Josephine Baker films held at the Lenfest Center later on Friday evening. The lecture and screening are both free and open to the public.
  • Also on Friday, October 7, the Department of Art History & Archaeology will be hosting a conference on “The Politics and Aesthetics of Migration.” The conference will include two panel discussions: “Realism in the Balance” at 12 pm and “Revisualizing Diaspora” at 3 pm. Both panels will take place in Schermerhorn Room 807, with a Zoom link also available for online viewing.

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