This first week of November is an exciting one for Barnumbia! Go hear Hillary Clinton and Governor Kathy Hochul speak at the Women’s Rally at Barnard on Thursday!

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Student Event Spotlight

  • On Monday, October 31, at 12:10 pm, Columbia Vegan Society and Columbia Law School’s Student Animal Legal Defense will be hosting the event “CA’s Prop. 12 and Farm Animals: A Post-Supreme Court Discussion with HSUS’s Josh Balk and Jon Lovvorn.” The event will feature a discussion on the history of Prop. 12, its importance in combating animal cruelty, the constitutional challenges raised at the Supreme Court by opponents of the law, and how the recent oral argument at the Supreme Court will affect the farm animal welfare movement’s next steps. The discussion will take place in Jerome Greene Hall Room 102A. Lunch from Roti Roll will be served! Since this event is taking place at the law school, non-law school students must RSVP to secure a spot on the guest list!
  • Halloween is tomorrow! On Monday, October 31, the Ferris Reel Film Society will be hosting a screening of the Halloween classic Scream (1996). The screening will take place at 8 pm in Uris Room 301.

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  • On Tuesday, November 1, from 6 to 7 pm, Columbia Journalism School will host a discussion about writing about law and politics with Elie Mystal, Justice Correspondent for The Nation, where he writes about courts, criminal justice, and politics. Trained as a lawyer, Mystal is also the author of Allow Me To Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution. He will be in conversation with Keith Gessen of the J-School’s Delacorte Center for Magazine Journalism. Please register online to attend the discussion, which will take place in-person in Pulitzer Hall.
  • On Tuesday, November 1, from 6 to 7 pm, Ireland’s Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne T.D., will speak at the International Affairs Building and share his reflections on the remarkable progress that Ireland has made since joining the European Communities in 1973, and will discuss the challenges facing Europe today. This event, in-person in IAB Room 1501, is cosponsored by the European Institute, the European Legal Studies Center, and the Columbia European Union Student Association (CEUSA). Please register online to attend.
  • On Wednesday, November 2, from 12 to 1:30 pm, there will be a panel discussion entitled “We Just Want To Exist: Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation and LGBTQ+ Youth” in Butler Library. Recent anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Alabama, Texas, and Florida followed by school-policy bills seeking to prohibit schools from discussing topics of gender identity or sexual orientation have garnered international attention for targeting transgender youth in schools, safe spaces meant to provide a sense of inclusion and belonging. Faculty members Katherine Franke, Jon Freeman, and Yannik Thiem will discuss recent anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and their impact on LGBTQ+ youth, gender identity, and the legal battles ahead. Please register online.
  • On Thursday, November 3, from 12 to 1 pm, Columbia University Life and the Office of the President will host the online discussion “Women, Life, Freedom: Iran’s Movement for Women’s Rights.” In the wake of 22-year-old Mahsa (Jhina) Amini’s mid-September death after she was arrested by Iran’s Morality Police for improper veiling, the world has witnessed a political movement led by young Iranian women. Thursday’s conversation, with a range of Columbia experts, will explore the unrest in Iran within the broader historical and geo-political context, where it may lead, and how it connects with other global challenges. Please register online for this Zoom event.
  • On Thursday, November 3, from 5 to 6:30 pm, Governor Kathy Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James will be holding a Get Out the Vote Women’s Rally at Barnard College, with special guest speaker Hillary Clinton! Senator Kristen Gillibrand, Attorney General Letitia James, and Representative Nydia Velázquez will also speak at the event, which will take place in the Barnard Diana Center Event Oval. Tickets are limited and in high demand—please register online to get your virtual ticket through the Columbia Democrats Eventbrite.

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