human rights

human rights

Movements: Politics, Performance, and Disability

The Scholar & Feminist Conference
Saturday, February 26, 2011
9 AM–5 PM
Registration in Barnard Hall Lobby

An exploration through dance, film and dialogue of the ways in which feminist and disability activism, cultural production, politics and scholarship interact to produce new understandings.

Adolescent Immigrant Students in the U.S.

A lecture with Carola Suárez-Orozco
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

US-Mexican Borderlands & the Origin of the “Mexican Race”

A lecture with Claudio Lomnitz
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Civic Engagement Fellowship

President's Page, Fall 2010: Cover Girls

The contrast could not have been starker. On one day in August two glossy magazines showed up in my mailbox. One, the Barnard Magazine, showed three beautiful young women, elegantly dressed and beaming, holding champagne glasses and enjoying the festivities around their fifth reunion. The other, TIME, depicted a once equally beautiful woman, looking out from her head shawl and into the camera, revealing nothing. Her nose had been cut clean off—punishment by the Taliban, the article explained, for having fled her abusive in-laws. The woman, Aisha, was 18.

Women Leading the Way

Activist pursue human rights and the public interest.

Barnard Delegation Heads to South Africa on Research, Humanitarian Trip

In July 2003, a Barnard delegation comprising four students, two faculty members, and one alumna traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa to take part in a research trip on the physiological and social effects of vanadium poisoning in a small mining town.