Welcome back from break! Gender justice is the theme for this week’s EEOC, with events including three film screenings, a law school class, drag bingo, and a visit with the President of Slovenia.

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Student Event Spotlight

  • No student events this week! Bwog hopes everyone had a lovely and restorative spring break. :)

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  • On Monday, March 20, from 6 to 7:30 pm, please join the Women in Water Diplomacy Network and the Harriman Institute for the panel discussion A Path Forward for Women, Water, Peace and Security–Elevating Central Asian voices from across the Women in Water Diplomacy Network, moderated by Justin Burke. This event sponsored by the Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies, will feature women water experts engaged in the Women in Water Diplomacy Network from across Central Asia and Afghanistan in an effort to foster dialogue and knowledge sharing with the Columbia University community. This is a hybrid event, in-person in the International Affairs Building Room 1512 and on Zoom. Please register online to attend.
  • On Tuesday, March 21, from 3:30 to 5 pm, the Columbia Mailman School of Health and the Columbia Climate School invite students to attend a screening of clips from “Extrapolations,” a drama anthology series about climate change on Apple TV+ this Spring, and a conversation with series creator Scott Z. Burns (“Contagion”, “An Inconvenient Truth”, “The Report”), actor Michael Gandolfini, and musician Craig Finn of The Hold Steady about the intersection of compelling storytelling and climate change. “Extrapolations” explores a near future where the chaotic effects of climate change have become embedded into our everyday lives and stars Meryl Streep, Hari Nef, Kit Harington, Daveed Diggs, Yara Shahidi, Gemma Chan, Forest Whitaker, MaameYaa Boafo, Adarsh Gourav and Sienna Miller, among others. The screening will take place in Lerner Room 555 and is open to CUID holders. Please register online to attend.
  • Also on Tuesday, March 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the Harriman Institute will host a screening of the Polish-German documentary Silent Love, followed by a live Q&A with director Marek Kozakiewicz. Silent Love follows 35-year-old Aga as she becomes a guardian to her younger brother and navigates the mores of a conservative Polish community by keeping her long-term relationship with a woman a secret. This film screening is part of the HARD QUESTIONS, HARD ANSWERS series of contemporary documentary films from Eastern Europe on social and political topics, and will take place on the 12th floor of the International Affairs Building.
  • This spring semester, students can join Professor Katherine Franke’s Gender Justice class at Columbia Law School. Every week, between March 21st and April 25th, Professor Franke will have a guest speaker joining the class and will open it to the public. Speakers include lawyers and activists doing gender justice work on the ground. Gender Justice classes take place on Tuesdays 4:20 – 6:10 pm ET. On Tuesday, March 21, Professor Franke’s class will host Joyce McMillan, JMAC for Families – Abolishing the “Child Welfare” System. Students may join either in person (JGH 102A) or via Zoom (requires registration: tinyurl.com/GenderJusticeSeries2023).
  • On Thursday, March 23, is a conversation with Dr. Nataša Pirc Musar, President of the Republic of Slovenia, and Jan Svejnar, Richard N. Gardner Professor of Economics and International Affairs, on Human Rights and Information Technology: A Comparative View of Europe and the United States. What are the legislative differences between the pioneering role of the European Union in data protection and Artificial Intelligence (AI) regulation? How do we address hate speech and disinformation, and the role they have in society? Are whistleblowers friends or foes of democratic processes and can we ensure a human rights friendly use of AI? Columbia University students are invited to participate in a moderated question and answer session following the discussion. The discussion will take place at the Italian Academy in the Teatro. Please register online to attend.
  • Also on Thursday, March 23, from 6 to 8 pm, will be a screening & conversation about Las Abogadas, a documentary about women immigration attorneys on the front lines of the migrant crisis. Las Abogadas centers on brave women attorneys standing up to insurmountable odds. Beginning in 2018, Rebecca Eichler, Mulu Alemayehu, Charlene D’Cruz and Jodi Goodwin find their usual legal tools being systematically twisted, thwarted, and pulled out from under their critical work by the United States Government’s chaotic anti-immigrant policy changes. The film illustrates these women and their clients’ heartbreaking and heartwarming refugee stories. The screening will take place in the Diana Center LL 104. Please register online to attend.
  • Also on Thursday, March 23, from 6 to 8 pm, Columbia University Life will host a Drag Bingo Night. Join the University Life Events Council for a fabulous night of bingo hosted by the most talented host and performer in NYC, Shequida! Play bingo, win prizes, and enjoy the show! This event will take place in Lerner Room 555 and is co-sponsored by GS Alliance. Please register online to attend.

Women’s March via Pixabay