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October 19, 2016


Challenging inequality by facilitating access to higher education for justice involved individuals.

Columbia University, Morningside Campus
Please join us as a panel of experts discuss how Blacks and Latinos are disproportionately impacted by...

October 19, 2016

By Drug Policy Alliance

Columbia School of Journalism, 3rd Floor Lecture Hall
2950 Broadway
New York, New York

Please join us for the White Faces, Black Lives conference, which will be held October 19 from 8:30am - 4:30pm at the Columbia School of Journalism (3rd Floor lecture hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY).
The evening launch event will take...

October 17, 2016

Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Teachers College, Columbia University

306 Russell Hall


Russel Rickford is Associate Professor of History at Cornell University. He is the author of We Are An African People:...

October 03, 2016


Monday October 3, 2016 | 7:00p.m.
Roone Auditorium - Lerner Hall 

Black and white Image of Shaun KingShaun King is a senior...
September 29, 2016

IRAAS Conversations Lecture
Organizer, Educator and Curator, Co-Founder Chicago Freedom School and the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women

Location: Columbia...

September 28, 2016

With generous funding from the Office of the Provost, Columbia School of Social Work (CSSW) is proud to sponsor a tribute to former CSSW student Michael "Mickey" Schwerner and the 1964 Freedom Summer civil rights campaign.  Schwerner, along with fellow civil rights activists James Earl Chaney and Andrew Goodman, was murdered in Mississippi that summer while working to register African Americans to vote. In light of the upcoming...

September 21, 2016

Who “has an accent”? Do you? Professor Mari Matsuda, a leading critical race theorist and feminist legal scholar, argues that we all have accents, and that radical pluralism is required in response to linguistic difference to achieve a vibrant equality and democracy. The Honorable Richard Posner, in his quantitative analysis of scholarly influence, lists...

September 19, 2016

Sponsored by Dean of Humanities and co-sponsored with Office of the President, Columbia University Libraries, Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Department of History and the Institute for Research in African-American Studies.

Location:  Studio@Butler

April 21, 2016

This panel discussion is an opportunity for attendees to learn how young blacks fighting mass incarceration are overcoming the unique intersectional obstacles they face in a legal profession, nonprofit industrial complex and media corps dominated by whites.

Recent events have led more and more Blacks to join the fight against mass incarceration. However, institutions of higher education have done a poor job in preparing young blacks...

April 15, 2016

Center for Race Philosophy & Social Justice Speaker Series
Gayatri Spivak, Columbia University
University Professor

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is University Professor, and a founding member of the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.  B.A. English (First Class Honors),...