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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),...

April 09, 2016

“Black Girl Movement: A National Conference” is a three-day gathering at Columbia University in New York City to focus on Black girls, cis, queer, and trans girls, in the United States. Bringing together artists, activists, educators, policymakers, and black girls leaders themselves, this first national conference on Black girls seeks to address the disadvantages that Black girls in the United States face, while creating the political will to...

March 31, 2016

Public Discussion with Rev. Jesse Jackson and Dr. Cornel West: “Politics, Black Lives Matter and the 2016 Election”
Moderated by Keith Boykin

Miller Theater-Columbia University
2960 Broadway (116th St) - New York, NY 10027

Seating will be on a first come first served basis.
Event will be closed at legal...

March 25, 2016

12:15pm - 2:00pm
Center for Race, Philosophy & Social Justice Speaker Series
Robin James, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Associate Professor of Philosophy

March 11, 2016


Robin D. G. Kelley
Gary B. Nash Professor of American History, UCLA