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What We Can Do When There’s Nothing To Be Done: Strategies For Change

General Programming

dateSeptember 28, 2018 timeFriday, 9:30am EDT location The Forum at Columbia University, Columbia University
Cosponsors
  • Center for Gender & Sexuality Law
  • Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
  • Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought
  • Columbia Global Centers
  • Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
  • School of the Arts
  • Dean of Humanities & Dean of Social Sciences
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures
  • Division of Arts and Sciences
  • Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
  • Institute for Research on African-American Studies
  • Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Middle East Institute
  • Barnard Center for Research on Women
  • Barnard College Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Organizer
  • CSSD Anniversary Planning Committee:Marianne Hirsch, CSSD Director Lila Abu-Lughod Meera Ananth Farah Jasmine Griffin Jack Halberstam Jean Howard Catherine LaSota Ana Paulina Lee Frances Negron-Muntaner Kendall Thomas Paige West
Notes
  • Registration required. See details.

WHAT WE CAN DO WHEN THERE'S NOTHING TO BE DONE: STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE
CSSD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

CSSD invites you to an all-day Symposium to celebrate 10 Years of the Center for the Study of Social Difference and 5 Years of Women Creating Change!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, PLEASE REGISTER HERE.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration does not guarantee entry, but seating will be first come, first served with priority given to registered attendees.

Full conference program available here.

*Please note that registration does not guarantee seating, but registered attendees will receive priority for seating*

How can we imagine justice, practice solidarity and create change across barriers of social difference in today’s political landscape? As the acceptance of inequality has become the new norm to a degree we might have deemed unthinkable, and as public dialogue has reached an impasse, protest and resistance continue. This conference brings together scholars, artists, and activists from around the globe whose work can inspire new ways of thinking, seeing and listening, and productive strategies of intervention for our time.

Speakers include:
Ayse Gül Altinay
Sama Alshaibi
Carol Becker
Farah Jasmine Griffin
Judith Butler
María José Contreras
Ricardo Dominguez
Masha Gessen
Noura Erakat
Bernard Harcourt
Saidiya Hartman
Mae Ngai
Juan Carlos Ruiz
Debarati Sanyal
Lyndsey Stonebridge
Diana Taylor
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Jeanine Tesori

Image Credit, Lorie Novak, www.lorienovak.com, 2013
Oventic Murals, from Dancing with the Zapatistas