Here’s to hoping last week’s showers bring April Flowers, especially in time for this week’s events! This week, the Columbia Vegan Society will host their Earth Day Fair, historian Angela D LeBlank-Ernst will speak at Barnard, the Columbia Global Paris Center will host panels on questions in journalism, and so much more!

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Student Event Spotlight

Zine Library and Being Barnard Collaboration: Creating Zines for SAAM

  • Wednesday, April 17, 12 to 1:30 pm, Zine Library Space (2nd Floor Milstein Library).
  • Join the Zine Library and Being Barnard for their collaboration, in which they will create Zines for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
  • Find more information here.

Columbia Vegan Society’s Earth Day Fair

  • Friday, April 19, 12 to 3 pm, Butler Lawns.
  • On Friday, Columbia’s Vegan Society will host their First Annual Earth Day Fair, setting up plant-based food samples, trivia, yard games, and gardening to celebrate Earth Day. The club will also provide attendees with information connecting plant-based lifestyles and environmentalism.
  • Volunteer for the Earth Day Fair here.

Archiving History/Archiving Activism: Women, The Oakland Community School, and the Black Panther Party

  • Friday, April 19, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Virtual.
  • In a Barnard event sponsored by the Critical Collections Community and BLAIS, scholar and documentarian Angela D LeBlanc-Ernst will speak on her work as a historian covering the Black Panther Party. Brooke Jacobs and Ashe Lewis (BC ‘24), who have worked as Beyond Barnard Interns on LeBlanc-Ernest’s BPP Women’s Legacy Project, will share their experiences alongside LeBlanc.
  • RSVP and find more information here.

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Latin America at a Crossroads

  • Monday, April 15, 4 to 5:30 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 707.
  • This event will examine Latin America’s crossroads between economic stagnation, social tensions, and democratic stability; it will be moderated by Brian Winter, with Ricardo Hausmann, Verónica Zubillaga, Mauricio Cardenas, and Vicky Murillo serving as panelists.
  • Learn more information and register for the event here.

Journalism and Crisis

  • Tuesday, April 16, 6 to 9 pm, The Forum at Columbia University.
  • In an event organized by the Columbia Global Paris Center, Le Monde in English, and the Columbia Maison Française, three panels will cover some of the most pressing questions facing journalists across the globe. The three panels are Ethical Responsibilities and Personal Risk, Collaborating Across Borders, and Trust and Transparency—learn more about the content and moderators below.
  • Learn more information and register for the event here.

Writers at Barnard: Olga Ravn and Joyelle McSweeney

  • Tuesday, April 16, 6:30 to 9 pm, Held Lecture Hall.
  • The Barnard Creative Writing Program invites Olga Ravn and Joyelle McSweeney to speak about their new works on the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth, as well as the madness of motherhood. Ravn will speak about her new book, My Work, and McSweeney will speak about hers, which is titled Death Styles.
  • Find more information here.

Future-Proof: Em(bracing) the Generational Wave

  • Wednesday, April 17, 1 to 2 pm, Virtual.
  • Columbia University’s Master of Science in Human Capital Management, Master of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and Master of Professional Studies in Wealth Management programs will host an interactive panel on consumer revolutions in the financial services and wealth management sectors.
  • Find more information and RSVP here.

Care: The Highest Stage of Capitalism

  • Thursday, April 18, 6:30 to 8 pm.
  • Barnard College Professor Premilla Nadasen will speak with Professor Dorothy Roberts of the University of Pennsylvania, about Roberts’ new work Care: The Highest Stage of Capitalism, which analyzes the economic profit underlying the care system and offers a critical lens on capitalist care relations.
  • Find more information here and register here.

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