Take care of yourself this week with a study break activity and a gentle yoga flow session.

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Pre-Launch Reading from “The God of Freedom” with Yuliya Musakovska

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2 to 3:30 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1219. 
  • The Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute is hosting a pre-launch reading of Yuliya Musakovska’s collection of poems titled “The God of Freedom,” which reflects on Russia’s war against Ukraine. Musakovska is a Ukrainian poet and translator. After the reading, Musakovska will be joined by her translator Olena Jennings for a conversation about the poetry collection and their translation process.
  • Register here.

TERFS in the Stacks?

  • Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2, 12 to 3 pm, Milstein 225.
  • The Barnard Library invites students to drop by and help the library with a project that addresses Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) materials in the circulating collection. Students can look through materials, share their thoughts, and creatively respond to the materials through art, zines, or blackout poetry from printed copies of book pages. The library will also have pizza and refreshments for attendees.
  • No registration required.

2024 Fair Trial/Free Press Conference

  • Wednesday, May 1, 1 to 3:30 pm, Pulitzer Hall, World Room.
  • The New York Fair Trial/Free Press Conference has united members of the press and criminal legal system annually since 1969. This year’s conference will feature discussions on the Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial and the First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and freedom of the press to attend and report on trials. Panelists include Bronx County District Attorney Darcel Clark, Amsterdam News Public Safety Reporter Tandy Lau, and Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism Nicholas Lemann.
  • Register here.

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and China’s BRI Ambitions

  • Wednesday, May 1, 6 to 7:30 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1201.
  • The Harriman Institute and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies are hosting a lecture by Ahmet Evin, Professor Emeritus and founding dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanci University. Afterwards, Evin will have a conversation with moderator Alexander Cooley.
  • Register here.

Violent Backlash to Political Reform

  • Thursday, May 2, 12 to 1:30 pm, International Affairs Building, Room 1201 or on Zoom.
  • Hosted by the Harriman Institute, this event features a lecture by Scott Gehlbach, a political science professor at the University of Chicago. Gehlbach will speak about the relationship between local violence, demographics, and political change during the 1905 Russian Revolution. 
  • Register here to attend in person or here to attend on Zoom.

Self-Care Study Break

  • Thursday, May 2, 12 to 3 pm, John Jay Hall, First Floor Lounge.
  • Take a study break before finals begin. Academic Integrity, Residence Life, and Student Wellness offer students a quiet space to relax, color, and create a self-care kit. 
  • No registration required.

Peace & Presence: Gentle Yoga Flow

  • Sunday, May 5, 12 pm, Zoom.
  • Join Columbia Health for a gentle yoga flow session, which includes slow stretching, breathing exercises, asana, and a guided meditation. All levels of movement are welcome.
  • Register here.

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