Moving Bodies in Translation; La rage de vivre

General Programming

March 11–12, 2019 Barnard Hall, Barnard College
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Columbia Global Centers | Paris and Barnard Center for Translation Studies present:

Monday, March 11, 2019
“Moving Bodies in Translation: Healing Trauma through Policy, Politics, ‘Artivism,’ and the Law”

7:00 pm, 305 Barnard Hall

A performance by Bolewa Sabourin, with percussionist Kitshita Kashito Kiasala and dancer Flora Delhove. With Dr. Denis Mukwege (2018 Nobel Peace Prize), Bolewa Sabourin works with women in the Democratic Republic of Congo to reclaim their bodies and stories through traditional Congolese dance.

7:30 pm, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Panel discussion on the "translation" of Bolewa Sabourin’s work into activism, healing practices, and policy.

Rita Charon, Columbia Medical School
Yvette Christiansë, Africana Studies & English, Barnard College
Yasmine Ergas, Columbia School of Public and International Affairs
Terry McGovern, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Paul Scolieri, Dance, Barnard College
Patricia J. Williams, Columbia Law School

Moderated by Balla Fofana, French-Malian journalist, Libération

March 12, 2019
La Rage de vivre

7:00 pm, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Bolewa Sabourin and Balla Fofana discuss their book La Rage de Vivre (which recounts Bolewa's remarkable life story). Moderated by Laurie Postlewate (French, Barnard).

Events sponsored by:

Columbia Global Centers | Paris
Center for Translation Studies, Barnard College
Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies, Barnard College
French Department, Barnard College
Columbia | Maison Française
Columbia Institute for African Studies
Dance Department, Barnard College
The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University

This event is part of a yearlong 10-event series celebrating the Columbia Global Centers' 10th anniversary. Click here to learn about the other events in this series.