Events on Campus Celebrating Women Creating Change

Across the various schools of Columbia University, there are exciting conversations taking place that explore the impact of women in academia, the arts, finance, the environment, law, public health, and more.

As part of our Women Creating Change initiative, the Center for the Study of Social Difference has gathered a list of upcoming events across the university that focus on women and the unique roles they play in local and global efforts to foster ethical and progressive social change.

Check this site regularly for new events of interest throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon.


April 2018

NYC Launch for publication, "Democracy and the Welfare State"
April 4 at 4:15pm
A book launch event for Democracy and the Welfare State: The Two Wests in the Age of Austerity, edited by Alice Kessler-Harris and Maurizio Vaudagna.

Book Discussion: "A Room of Their Own" (Meiselas) and "An Autobiography of Miss Wish" (Berman)
April 5 at 6:00pm
Panel moderated by Bruce Shapiro (Columbia University) with photographers Susan Meiselas and Nina Berman.

MeToo: Supporting Survivors in the Midst of a Cultural Shift
April 9 at 6:00pm
Join panelists from Barnard Title IX, Columbia SVR, and The Anti Violence Project as they discuss how the #MeToo movement factors into prevention and response work.

Migration and Mobility in a Digital Age: Paradoxes of Connectivity and Belonging
April 10 - 11 at 9:30am
A two day conference covering a broad range of conflict-related issues on migration in a digital age. 

Kamila Shamsie and Colm Toibin on "Home Fire"
April 12 at 3:30pm
Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire, in conversation with author Colm Tóibín, Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University.

Uprising 13/13: Standing Ground/Standing Rock
April 12 at 6:15pm
A conversation with philosopher Toni Negri, author Julian Brave NoiseCat, and Audra Simpson.

The 3rd International Indigenous Women’s Symposium on Environment and Reproductive Health
April 14 - 15 at 10:00am
Focus of the International Symposium will be on advancing research and assessing impacts of Environmental Violence on Indigenous Women and Girls.

April 14 at 9:00am
This event is a call to action to join the Mass Commutation Organizing Campaign to pressure NY State to commute the sentences of survivors of intimate partner violence and other racialized, gender-based violence who are in prison throughout the state.

Emma Goldman’s Struggles for Utopia: Feminism and Ambivalence
April 18 at 6:00pm
This year's annual Natalie Boymel Kampen Memorial Lecture in Feminist Criticism and History delivered by Clare Hemmings.

Justice on the Reservation
April 19 at 4:00pm
This panel event will explore the systemic barriers Native American sexual violence survivors experience when seeking legal and advocacy services

Campus Violence and Feminist Activism: Columbia and Beyond Panel
April 24 at 12:00pm
An event organized by the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University.

Beyond Which Human? Feminism in These Anthropological Times
April 25 at 12:00pm
Elaine Combs-Schilling Memorial Lecture.

Uprising 13/13: Counterrevolution
April 26 at 6:15pm
A conversation with Malcolm Gladwell, Bernard E. Harcourt, Laleh Khalili, Emmanuelle Saada, and Massimiliano Tomba. 

Feminist Media(tions): Issac Jean-Francois
April 26 at 6:30pm

The Rural-Urban Interface: Gender and Poverty in Ghana and Kenya
April 30 at 10:00am
An all-day conference discussing a work in progress on “The Rural-Urban Interface: Gender and Poverty in Ghana and Kenya, Statistics and Stories.”


July 2018

The Second Bi-Annual Black Lesbian Conference: Work as Memoir
July 27 - 29
This will be the second bi-annual gathering for Black/African Descent Lesbians* and supporters to responsibly consider and engage important issues that can strengthen and support our individual and collective community work.