Activism

Activism

Mary Sibande — one of the most significant contemporary South African artists and a major voice in the intersectional dialogue on race, culture, and labor — is this year’s Virginia C. Gildersleeve Professor. 

This year, Being Barnard, the College’s sexual violence education program, in collaboration with Columbia’s Sexual Violence Response (SVR), is hosting several events on campus throughout the month to help raise awareness among the community.

This International Women’s Day (March 8), the College looks back over the past 13 decades to honor the activists who helped improve our lives — from pursuing higher education at a time when women were excluded to standing up for those with HIV to advocating for children’s rights. 

Learn more about reproductive justice while increasing accessibility of knowledge around it.

In recent years, artists and activists in Denmark, Sweden, and St. Croix have been at the forefront of movements to acknowledge and reckon with Scandinavia’s colonial history and the relation of this history to racial imaginaries and modes of national belonging in Europe and the Caribbean. On March 5 –7, several campus conversations will take place with three artists and activists.