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November 2015

Recent Findings on Transgender Identity, Mental Health, and Sexual Risk

November 20, 20159:30 am - 11:30 am
New York State Psychiatric Institute, Room 6601,
New York, NY United States
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CWBS and Uber: Women’s Lunch & Roundtable

November 20, 201512:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Uber Office,
New York, NY
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Join the women of CWBS and Uber for a women's lunch and roundtable at Uber's NYC office! This is a great opportunity for CWBS members to learn more about the company and to chat with the women of Uber in a more informal setting. Please note that we will be accepting students on a first-come, first-served, basis as capacity is limited. We encourage you to RSVP and confirm your availability as soon as possible. Please also note that we will be traveling down to the offices as a group on Friday.

About Uber:
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in hundreds of cities today. Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer. File illustration picture showing the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, September 15, 2014. A Frankfurt court earlier this month instituted a temporary injunction against Uber from offering car-sharing services across Germany. San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to summon taxi-like services on their smartphones, offers two main services, Uber, its classic low-cost, limousine pick-up service, and Uberpop, a newer ride-sharing service, which connects private drivers to passengers - an established practice in Germany that nonetheless operates in a legal grey area of rules governing commercial transportation. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Files (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CRIME LAW TRANSPORT)

Date: Friday, November 20th
Time: 12pm-2pm
Location: 636 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001
Target Audience: Undergraduate women
Attire: Business Casual
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Step UP & Get SAVI: Preventing Sexual Assault/Violence Through Bystander Intervention, Part II

November 20, 20154:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lerner Broadway Room

Building upon the knowledge and skills presented in the Step UP! & Get SAVI program held during NSOP 2015, this interactive session explores bystander intervention as it relates to intimate partner violence, as well as warning signs of abusive behaviors and what to do if you observe/witness an abusive relationship. Students will learn dynamics and realities of intimate partner violence, effective strategies for bystander intervention, and about resources and services available at Columbia. Led by Sexual Violence Response staff and volunteers.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Maria Quinn by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-5527.

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Workshop: Real World Consent (Graduate)

November 20, 20155:30 pm - 8:00 pm
COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL,
107 Jerome Greene Hall
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The Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative
presents a workshop on
Real World Consent
What does (and doesn’t) consent look like? Learn to identify verbal and non-verbal examples of consent and refusal, and exchange views on determining, communicating and respecting boundaries in this interactive workshop involving text message, TV clips and case studies. Led by Francisco Ramirez.
For further information regarding this event, please contact Maria Quinn by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu.

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Women, Music, Power: a concert by the International Contemporary Ensemble

November 21, 20158:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Italian Academy

presents

Women, Music, Power: a concert by the International Contemporary Ensemble

Music of David Adamcyk & Zosha Di Castri, Natacha Diels, Maria Stankova

First come first seated; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Concert followed by a discussion with the composers and performers

ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), “America’s foremost new-music group” (Alex Ross) is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced. With a flexible roster of instrumentalists performing in forces ranging from solos to large ensembles, ICE functions as performer, presenter, and educator, advancing the music of our time by developing innovative new works and pursuing groundbreaking strategies for audience engagement. Since its founding in 2001, ICE has premiered over 500 compositions.

With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ICE launched ICElab in 2011. The program places teams of ICE musicians in close collaboration with emerging composers to develop works that push the boundaries of musical exploration. Zosha Di Castri and David Adamcyk’s Phonobellow, an hour-long new music theater work for five musicians, electronics, and large-scale performative installation, is the result of this collaborative process. Taking as their starting point the year 1877, Di Castri and Adamcyk explore how Muybridge’s high-speed camera and Edison’s phonograph have marked human perception. Via a heterogeneous assemblage of music, images, recorded texts/sounds, electronics, movement, sculpture, and lighting, the piece seeks to capture how deeply these inventions reverberated with people at the time, and continue to reverberate to this day. Both hailing from Canada, Di Castri is an Assistant Professor of Music (Composition) at Columbia University, and Adamcyk teaches Electronic Music at Manhattan School of Music and Columbia University’s Computer Music Center.

In contrast to the imposing Phonobellow, Natacha Diels’ An Economy of Means explores the small scale with DIY electronics, choreographed movement, performer controlled lighting, vocalizations, and a miniature drum kit. By avoiding the temptation of writing for a large setup, this quirky percussion solo (written for ICE’s Ross Karre) reflects the obsessive concentration that most percussionists bring to their practice, while at the same to invoking the clangorous freedom and ritualistic intimacy of child’s play. At once experimental, repetitive, and humorous, An Economy of Means follows its own unusual internal logic. Diels’ compositions have been described as "a fairy tale for a fractured world" (Music We Care About) and "fantastic playful modern chamber music full of magic and wit" (Vital Weekly). An accomplished composer/flautist, Diels is founder of the experimental music collective Ensemble Pamplemousse and co-founder of the performance duo On Structure. Holding degrees from NYU and Columbia University, Diels is an Assistant Professor of Music Composition at University of California San Diego.

Bulgarian composer/experimental vocalist Maria Stankova offers a new work for voice and clarinet which she performs with ICE’s Joshua Rubin. Stankova’s work interweaves multi-linguistic poetry fragments in an exquisite study of harmony. Her unique approach to the human voice reflects her experience singing classical music with the Bulgarian National Radio Youth Choir, studying vocal folk techniques from the Shop region of Bulgaria, and improvising in the NY experimental new music scene. Stankova is a founding member of the live electronics duo Pygmy Jerboa, and a member of the composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse. She is currently a PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology at NYU.

This concert is part of a two-day event Women, Music, Power, which celebrates the work of musicologist Suzanne G. Cusick through a symposium and the Festschrift launch of Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture, in her honor.

Phonobellow was commissioned by the ICElab program, made possible through lead support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, alongside generous funding from the Greenwall Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Francis Goelet Lead Charitable Trusts, New Music USA, Canada Council for the Arts, FQRSC, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Film Screening: Straightlaced, How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up

November 21, 201512:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 106

Told by more than 50 teens from diverse backgrounds, Straightlaced includes girls confronting messages about culture and body image and boys who discuss being sexually active to “prove they aren’t gay.” An array of brave and intimate accounts from straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning students demonstrates the toll of deeply held stereotypes and rigid gender policing. More: http://groundspark.org/our-films-and-campaigns/straightlaced Note: Straightlaced will be screened at Morningside and is great for undergraduate students and anyone interested in the high school experience.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Maria Quinn by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-5527.

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Film Screening: Straightlaced, How Gender’s Got Us All Tied Up

November 21, 201512:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Columbia Law School,
106 Jerome Greene Hall
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Told by more than 50 teens from diverse backgrounds, Straightlaced includes girls confronting messages about culture and body image and boys who discuss being sexually active to “prove they aren’t gay.” An array of brave and intimate accounts from straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning students demonstrates the toll of deeply held stereotypes and rigid gender policing. More: http://groundspark.org/our-films-and-campaigns/straightlaced Note: Straightlaced will be screened at Morningside and is great for undergraduate students and anyone interested in the high school experience.

For further information regarding this event, please contact Maria Quinn by sending email to sexualrespect@columbia.edu or by calling 2128545527.

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Women in Energy: Site Tour of NYU’s Natural Gas-Fired Co-Generation Plant

November 23, 20158:00 am - 5:00 pm
NYU,
251 Mercer Street
New York, 10012
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Please join the SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy Women in Energy Program for a joint site-tour of NYU's natural gas-fired Co-Generation (CoGen) plant. This event is open to current female Columbia students only.

Sponsor: SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy

10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
NYU (251 Mercer Street, New York, NY)

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December 2015

“The Legacy of Rape: Art, Law and Social Justice” Panel

December 1, 20154:30 pm - 7:00 pm
612 Schermerhorn

Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality
presents

The Legacy of Rape: Art, Law and Social Justice

with

Patricia Cronin (Artist, Brooklyn College)
Katherine Franke (Columbia Law School) and
Leora Kahn (PROOF: Media for Social Justice)

Moderated by Marianne Hirsch, IRWGS.

Co-Sponsored by The Heyman Center for the Humanities; The Department of Art History and Archaeology; Columbia Center for Oral History Research; Dean of Humanities, School of Arts & Sciences; The Office of University Life

Special Thanks to The New York State Council for the Humanities

The panel marks the opening of The LEGACY OF RAPE EXHIBIT
Schermerhorn ext. 7th floor
December 1- 15, 2015

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SIPA Gender and Public Policy Holiday Breakfast

December 2, 20158:00 am - 10:00 am
International Affairs Building, Columbia University,
420 West 118th Street, 1411
New York,
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The Gender & Public Policy Specialization, the SIPA Office of Alumni and Development and the Gender Policy Working Group invite you to a networking event!

Let’s celebrate as faculty, students and alumni get to know each other and share insights about their paths in international and public affairs. Please RSVP by Wednesday,  November 25th.

Sponsored by The Gender & Public Policy Specialization, the SIPA Office of Alumni and Development and the Gender Policy Working Group

International Affairs Building, Room 1501
420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10025

 

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Student Discussion on “Merging the Personal and the Professional: Pathways to Justice”

December 2, 201512:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Columbia School of Social Work, Room C03,
1255 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, 10027
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The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, the Columbia School of Social Work and the Students Against Violence Caucus present a discussion of the paths survivors of sexual violence might take both on campus and outside of campus.

Topics Covered Include:

  •  Title IX and Sexual Violence
  •  NYC Centers of Excellence and the role of the SAFE Nurse
  • Responses to Trauma
  •  Strategies for handling disclosures and potential clinician anxiety

The event is cosponsored by the Students Against Sexual Violence Caucus and the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault.

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Rune Steenberg – “Muslim Marriage in China: Uyghur Weddings in Kashgar”

December 2, 20156:00 pm - 7:30 pm
International Affairs Building, Columbia University,
420 West 118th Street, 1411
New York,
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Muslim SIPA presents:
Muslim Marriage in China: Uyghur Weddings in Kashgar 

Weddings in Kashgar, as in most of Central Asia and beyond, are large and joyous celebrations hosting several hundred to more than a thousand guests. They consist of elaborate ritual proceedings and performances of music and dance. But they are more than this. In the city of Kashgar, the cultural heart of China’s restive western region of Xinjiang, weddings are saturated with highly loaded political symbolism. They are also central institutions in the social structure and economy of the local Muslim Uyghur population and offer primary spaces for the meeting of the state and local society. Weddings become stages for political contestations, displays of piousness and the negotiation of ethnic identity. They have become the centers of conspicuous consumption and thus a driving force for local markets. They are also essential to the forging of community and social networks and for the establishment of power, status, and political loyalties beyond the state. Using video clips and pictograms, Rune Steenberg will provide a thick description of Uyghur weddings in Kashgar, elaborating on the political, economic and social significances and symbolism of each step in the marriage process. Rune Steenberg is an INTERACT Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University. He finished his MA in anthropology and human geography in 2009 and his PhD at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies in 2014. Steenberg’s research focuses on kinship, social networks, exchange and border trade in Central Asia and western China, especially Kyrgyzstan and Xinjiang where he has conducted extensive fieldwork.

For more information about this event, please contact Joseph Maberry at jtm2170@columbia.edu.

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Women In Energy Leadership Workshop

December 4, 20159:00 am - 12:30 pm
Columbia Journalism School,
2950 Broadway
New York, 10027
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Women in Energy presents:

Women In Energy Leadership Workshop

Please join Women in Energy in a leadership workshop on discovering your personal leadership brand, led by Valia Glytsis, CEO and Founder of The Paradox of Leadership. This event is open to current female Columbia students. Since space is limited, attendees will be selected at random via a lottery process. Please RSVP for the lottery by November 27, 2015, only if you can commit to attending the workshop. We will notify selected attendees on November 30, 2015.

For more information about this event please contact Kei Wei at kwei@columbia.edu.

 

 

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Bodies of Revolution: Women Rise Against the Violence of Police, States and Empire

December 5, 201510:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104,
New York, 10027
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One Billion Rising, African American Policy Forum, and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School present:

Bodies of Revolution:
Women Rise Against the Violence of Police, States and Empire

with

Fartuun A. Adan ( Somali/Canadian), Suad Amiry (Palestine), Kimberle Williams Crenshaw (US), Eve Ensler (US), Nimmi Gowrinathan (Sri Lanka), Yanar Mohammed (Iraq), Lu Pin (China), Monique Wilson (Philippines), and Zoya (Afghanistan)

Saturday, December 5
10am - 3pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104

 

Activist Bios:
Fartuun Adan (Somalia) – Fartuun A. Adan is a Somali/Canadian humanitarian. She and her three daughters fled Mogadishu, Somalia at the height of the civil conflict and sought refuge in Canada and has since returned to Somalia. Fartuun is a recognized and leading expert in the reintegration and rehabilitation of child soldiers. In 2011 her organization was recognized for its relentless efforts since 1991, in providing children involved in armed conflicts with alternative livelihood by the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia. In 2011 Fartuun also established the first rape crisis center in Mogadishu, Somalia. In the same year she addressed Prime Minister David Cameron at the conservative party in Manchester, England as a keynote speaker where she demanded international attention and support to the rapidly increasing number of victims of sexual violence in South and Central Somalia. Fartuun coordinated OBR in Somalia enabling women to RISE and DANCE on the streets of Mogadishu for the first time ever.
Suad Amiry (Palestine) ­ Suad Amiry is a Palestinian writer, a conservation architect, and a political and social activist. 
Suad Amiry is the author of the internationally acclaimed Memoirs Sharon and My Mother in Law (Random House, 2005) which uses humor and irony to describe the absurdity, and cruelty, of living under a prolonged Israeli Occupation. The book has been translated into 20 languages and has won the prestigious Italian Literary Award “Premio Viareggio” 2004. 
Amiry is also the author of Nothing to Lose But Your Life: an 18 hour Journey with Murad (Bloomsbury, 2010) in which Amiry disguises as a male worker and accompanies a group of Palestinian workers “the illegal laborers in their homeland” across the “Separation wall” in search for a job in Israel. Her latest book Golda Slept Here (Bloomsbury 2015) which describes what it means to lose ones home and not to “feel at home” ever again, won the Italian Nonino Prize (2014).
Amiry who says she had became a writer by pure accident at the age of 50, is a conservation architect. She is the Founder of RIWAQ:  Centre for Architecture Conservation. An NGO based in Ramallah, Palestine, which has won many international awards (the Prince Clause Award, the Carry Stone Social Design Prize, and the Aga Khan Award for architecture 2014). Riwaq has succeeded in transforming the concept and process of Rehabilitation (and gentrification) of historic centers and buildings into a vehicle of poverty elevation, job creation and a tool for social and economic development for marginalized groups (women and children) in rural Palestine, what Amiry refers to as “Public Spaces and buildings for Social Change.” RIWAQ has so far provided more than 100 community and cultural centers, revitalized and brought life back to 15 historic centers for the use and benefit of the impoverished rural communities (www.riwaq.org). 
To get to know Suad Amiry watch her TED Talk “My Work my Hobby: Simply Look Inside You Never at Others”
Kimberle Crenshaw (USA) ­ Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law.  Her articles have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, National Black Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, and Southern California Law Review. She is the founding coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Workshop, and the co-editor of the volume, Critical Race Theory: Key Documents That Shaped the Movement. Crenshaw has lectured widely on race matters, addressing audiences across the country as well as in Europe, India, Africa and South America.
Crenshaw has worked extensively on a variety of issues pertaining to gender and race in the domestic arena including violence against women, structural racial inequality, and affirmative action. A specialist on race and gender equality, she has facilitated workshops for human rights activists in Brazil and in India, and for constitutional court judges in South Africa. Her groundbreaking work on Intersectionality has traveled globally and was influential in the drafting of the equality clause in the South African Constitution.
Crenshaw is the co-founder and Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, a gender and racial justice legal think tank, and the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School. She is a leading voice in calling for a gender-inclusive approach to racial justice interventions, having spearheaded the Why We Can’t Wait Campaign and co-authored Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected, and Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women.
Eve Ensler (USA) – Eve Ensler is the Tony Award winning playwright, activist and author of the theatrical phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues, which has been published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Eve’s plays include Necessary Targets, The Treatment, The Good Body, and Emotional Creature. Her books include Insecure At Last: A Political Memoir; the New York Times bestseller I Am An Emotional Creature, and her latest critically acclaimed memoir In the Body of the World.  She is founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls which has raised over 100 million dollars to end violence and One Billion Rising, a global mass action campaign in over 200 countries. She was named one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Changed the World” and The Guardian’s “100 Most Influential Women.” Her play O.P.C. recently had it’s world premiere at  A.R.T. at  Harvard where she will also debut, In the Body of the World, based on her memoir in Spring of 2016 , directed by Diane Paulus. Her newest play Avocado premiered at The West Yorkshire Playhouse in May. 
http://www.eveensler.org and http://www.onebillionrising.org
Nimmi Gowrinathan (Sri Lanka) – Dr. Gowrinathan is an expert on gender and violence, and the creator of deviarchy.com. She is currently a Visiting Research Professor at the Colin Powell Center for Global and Civic Leadership at City College New York, directing the Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative, a global study examining the impact of rape on women’s political identities. She is also the Executive Producer of the Vice News Women in/at War Series. 
She has recently been the Gender Expert for the United Nations Human Development Report on Afghanistan, a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Conflict, Negotiation, and Recovery and a policy consultant and analyst for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and the International Crisis Group, researching and analyzing gender inclusion in peace-building and women’s insecurities in conflict zones.  She was formerly the Director of South Asia Programs and UN Representative for Operation USA.  
Dr. Gowrinathan received her PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles, which received the Jean and Irving Stone Award for Innovation in Gender Studies. She provides expert analysis for CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, and the BBC, and has published both academic articles and journalistic pieces on humanitarian intervention, militarization, gender, and political violence. Her  most recent articles are featured in Foreign Affairs, (“The Women of ISIS” & “The Missing Women in the U.S. Torture Report”), Outlook Magazine (“Artful Democracy”), Guernica Magazine (“Narrating Crisis in Sri Lanka”) and Vice News(“I Don’t Know Why I Come: Inside the UN Commission on the Status of Women”)
Yanar Mohammed (Iraq) – Yanar Mohammed is the co-founder of the Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq, which works to promote women’s rights and liberties in Iraq (OWFI). Eight years after emigrating to Toronto, Canada in 1995, Yanar returned to her native country to begin her advocacy work and help establish OWFI, whose office was first housed in an abandoned bank in Baghdad. 
One of OWFI’s primary projects is to house women who have suffered domestic violence, honor killings, sex trafficking, and prostitution in secret shelters, located in places like Baghdad and Kirkuk. According to Yanar, as of 2008, an estimated 35 women have been spared death thanks to these shelters. Another OWFI initiative is the Women’s Prison Watch program, through which Yanar interviewed some 200 incarcerated women and shed light on their living conditions. Starting in 2005, Yanar began teaching courses on how to deal with local traditions and religious intolerance in Iraq to activists. She also operates a radio station and newspaper by the name Al Mousawat, meaning “equality” in Arabic. 
Yanar received her bachelor’s degree in 1984 and her master’s degree in Architecture in 1993 from Baghdad University. In 2008, she was one of three recipients of the $500,000 Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation’s Women’s Rights Prize.
Lu Pin (China) – Lu Pin is program manager of Media Monitor for Women Network and chief editor of Feminist Voices. She has been working for women’s rights and promoting gender equality more than 20 years. She used to be a journalist reporting women’s rights issue and  volunteer of  women’s organizations focusing on media and gender equality, violence against women, gender and development etc.  In 2009 she established Feminist Voices, an alternative media agency to raise awareness and develop advocacy for anti-discrimination and violence against women, as well as to support young feminist activism around all China.
Monique Wilson (Philippines) –Monique Wilson is one of the Philippine’s veteran theatre and film actresses – having acted professionally since the age of nine. At 18 she starred as the lead role in the original London West End production of Miss Saigon. In 1994, at 24 years old, she went back to the Philippines and founded the New Voice Company (NVC) theatre group, with a vision to awaken, inspire and transform Philippine audiences with socially provocative and innovative political theatre work. Her theatre group has produced The Vagina Monologues in the Philippines since 2000 and V-Day events since 2001, and helped change the laws on sex trafficking and domestic violence with performances in the Philippine Senate and Congress. Monique recently left a five year post as head of the MA/MFA Acting International course, which she spearheaded, at the East 15 Acting School in London – where she trained postgraduate international actors from over 45 countries, and where she organized V-Day events and directed political plays, to become Director of the One Billion Rising campaign.
Zoya (Afghanistan) – ZOYA is a women’s rights activist who has worked extensively in refugee camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

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​Margaret Carroll – “Dürer’s Winged Women: Nemesis and Melencolia I”

December 8, 20156:00 pm - 8:00 pm
612 Schermerhorn

The Department of Art History and Archaeology presents
New York Renaissance Consortium Events

featuring

"Dürer's Winged Women: Nemesis and Melencolia I"
​Margaret Carroll, Wellesley College

Tuesday, December 8, 6 pm–8 pm
​Columbia University, Schermerhorn Hall, Room 612
Ticket/entry details​: free, but seating is on a first–come, first–served basis

Cosponsored by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality

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Women, Music, Power: Symposium, Concert, and Library Exhibit

December 11, 20158:00 am - December 12, 20155:00 pm
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies,
1161 Amsterdam Ave
New York, 10027

We are delighted to announce Women, Music, Power, a celebration of the work of Suzanne G. Cusick through a symposium, concert, library exhibit, and the launch of a Festschrift volume in Professor Cusick’s honor of Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture, guest-edited by Emily Wilbourne. The symposium will take place on Friday-Saturday, 11-12 December 2015 at the Jerome Greene Annex, Columbia University Law School. The concert will take place on Friday, December 11 at 7 pm at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, and the library exhibit is housed at the Gabe M. Wiener Music & Arts Library, Columbia University, 7 December 2015 – 29 January 2016.

Suzanne G. Cusick is an influential figure in modern musicology. Whether focused on new styles of music making in early modern Italian courts or on the soundscape of CIA black sites, Cusick’s work is concerned with questions of how music functions as a material practice, with palpable consequences for both listeners and performers. Her work repeatedly pushes beyond the resting places of traditional scholarship, redefining the ways in which we can think about music, about gender and sexuality, and about music scholarship. Women, Music, Power seeks to highlight the central themes of Cusick’s work and to explore their continued relevance to musical scholarship writ large through four panels, two roundtables, three performances, and a concert by the International Contemporary Ensemble presenting works by Zosha Di Castri, David Adamcyk, Natacha Diels, and Maria Stankova.

Women, Music, Power is organized by the Department of Music and Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University and is co-sponsored by the Department of Music and Dean for Humanities at New York University’s Faculty of Arts & Science; the Center for Ethnomusicology, Columbia University Libraries, Department of Anthropology, Department of Philosophy, the Fritz Reiner Fund, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Music Performance Program, and the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University; and the Canada Council for the Arts, Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture, Women & Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture, and the Frederick P. Rose and Sandra P. Rose Foundation.

To register, visit http://www.womenmusicpower.com.

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Heino F. L.Meyer-Bahlburg – “Intersex Stigma by Family, Peers, and Self from Childhood through Adulthood – A Qualitative Study”

December 16, 201511:00 am - 1:00 pm
NYSPI Hellman Auditorium,
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, 10032
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LGBT Health Working Group on Gender presents

Psychiatry Grant Rounds

featuring

Heino F. L.Meyer-Bahlburg, Dr. rer. nat.

on

"Intersex Stigma by Family, Peers, and Self from Childhood through Adulthood - A Qualitative Study"

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
11am
NYSPI Hellman Auditorium

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January 2016

Test Event

January 5, 20168:00 am - 5:00 pm
612 Schermerhorn
March 2016

Beyond Bold and Brave Presents the 2016 Black Lesbian Conference: “The Evolution of Our Community”

March 25, 20168:00 am - March 26, 20165:00 pm
Barnard College,
3009 Broadway
New York, 10027
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Beyond Bold and Brave’s 2016 Black Lesbian Conference: “The Evolution of Our Community” will be a gathering of Transgender and Cisgender Black/African Descent Lesbians who are teens to elders with varied socio-economic, education, and life/work histories to responsibly and honestly discuss and address important issues and concerns in a respectful, welcoming, and authentic environment. Conference content will focus on Black/African Descent Lesbians in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state area. National and international communities are welcome to support, attend, and participate.

CONFERENCE GOALS

Celebrate the individual and collective political, social and cultural victories Black/African Descent Lesbians have achieved and how those triumphs have now and will continue to empower and affirm ourselves.
Assess what issues, concerns, challenges continue to be priorities for our Black/African Descent Lesbian community and develop ways to effectively address and resolve them. Connect us to resources we need to continually lead healthy, productive lives.Create opportunities for the work and projects developed by leaving a lasting legacy and guide for others to carry this work forth.
MISSIONBLC 2016

Beyond Bold and Brave works to increase the visibility of Black/African Descent Lesbians in our communities by supporting and producing programs, projects, and events that responsibly and truthfully affirm and represent Black/African Descent Lesbian life, work, and identity. We defined Black/African Descent Lesbians as a diverse community of women who are: part of the African diaspora including Black, African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Indigenous, Afro-Latina, Afro-Asian, Afro-European; identify as transgender, cisgender, gender non-conforming, queer, same-gender-loving, as well as additional identities; and are attracted to and/or have relationships with women.

HISTORY

Thirty years after the first Black Lesbian conference in 1980, Black/African Descent lesbians are still consistently marginalized with few public spaces dedicated to the issues unique to us. The lives, issues and contributions of Black/African Descent lesbians are repeatedly minimized or dismissed in shared Black LGBT spaces and are rarely addressed in lesbian-specific/welcoming or women only spaces. These shared LGBT spaces more often address issues relating to women of color collectively and by doing so, repeatedly fail to acknowledge and address the unique challenges facing Black/African descent lesbians within local and regional LGBTQ communities. alyce d. emory and Kim Ford, two LGBT and community activists & workers are working to change this by reclaiming a public space dedicated to the issues unique to this community. The result is the founding of a new Black/African Descent lesbian conference for March 2016.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM (in formation)

Friday, March 25: Welcome & Keynote Speaker
Saturday, March 26:

Morning – Concurrent presentations on variety of topics targeting three main focuses: Cultural, Personal, and Political
Lunch
Afternoon – Sessions Continue
All Day – Caucus Room – Space for conversations that come up during sessions to continue
All Day – Parking Lot – Room for attendees to leave comments, suggestions, etc.

DONATE
Cannot attend? Please consider making a donation to sponsor an attendee. Donations of any size contribute toward the Black Lesbian Conference scholarship fund.
I cannot attend, but would like to donate!

BECOME A SPONSOR /  PREMIER SPONSOR – $5,000
Special verbal recognition as Premier Sponsor during the conference
Display of company banner at conference
One free night stay at conference host hotel
Lead placement of company name & logo on all printed media releases & promotional materials
Lead placement of company logo with link to your company’s website on conference website
Lead placement of company name & logo with link to your company on all social media (Facebook,
Instagram, Twitter)
Lead placement of company logo on conference signage at all events leading to and during the
conference
Inside front cover page ad in conference program
Full exhibit table opportunity
4 complimentary conference registrations

MAJOR SPONSOR – $2,500
Company name or logo on printed media releases & promotional materials
Company name or logo with link to your company’s website on conference website
Company name or logo on all social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Logo or name placement on conference signage at all events leading to and during the conference
Inside back cover ad in conference program
Shared exhibit table opportunity
3 complimentary conference registrations

SUPPORTING SPONSOR – $1,000
Company name or logo on printed media releases & promotional materials
Recognition on conference website
Recognition on all social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Half page ad in conference program
Shared exhibit table opportunity
2 complimentary conference registrations

COMMUNITY SPONSOR – $500
Company name or logo on printed media releases & promotional materials
Recognition on conference website
Recognition on all social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
One quarter page ad in conference program
1 Complimentary conference registration

CONTACT
For more information, please contact us at 917-532-4426 or blacklesbianconference@gmail.com
This conference is organized by Beyond Bold and Brave, hosted by the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

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April 2016

Women’s History in Motion Conference Celebrating Alice Kessler-Harris

April 28, 201612:00 pm - April 29, 20165:00 pm
TBD,
New York,
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The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality

presents

WOMEN’S HISTORY IN MOTION

A 2-day conference in celebration of the brilliant career of Professor Kessler-Harris, a beloved teacher, scholar, colleague, mentor and friend.

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Columbia University
April 28-29, 2016

Questions? Email irwgs@columbia.edu

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