Past Event

What We CAN Do When There's Nothing To Be Done: Strategies For Change

September 28, 2018
9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
The Forum at Columbia University, 605 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027
What We CAN Do When There's Nothing To Be Done: Strategies For Change CSSD invites you to an all-day Symposium to celebrate 10 Years of the Center for the Study of Social Difference and 5 Years of Women Creating Change! Join us for a day of roundtables and discussion. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, PLEASE REGISTER *Please note that registration does not guarantee seating, but registered attendees will receive priority for seating* REGISTRATION CURRENTLY CLOSED How can we imagine justice, practice solidarity and create change across barriers of social difference in today’s political landscape? As the acceptance of inequality has become the new norm to a degree we might have deemed unthinkable, and as public dialogue has reached an impasse, protest and resistance continue. This conference brings together scholars, artists, and activists from around the globe whose work can inspire new ways of thinking, seeing and listening, and productive strategies of intervention for our time. Speakers include: Ayse Gül Altinay Sama Alshaibi Carol Becker Farah Jasmine Griffin Judith Butler María José Contreras Ricardo Dominguez Noura Erakat Masha Gessen Bernard Harcourt Saidiya Hartman Miya Masaoka Mae Ngai Juan Carlos Ruiz Debarati Sanyal Lyndsey Stonebridge Diana Taylor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor CSSD Anniversary Planning Committee: Marianne Hirsch, CSSD Director Lila Abu-Lughod Meera Ananth Farah Jasmine Griffin Jack Halberstam Jean Howard Catherine LaSota Ana Paulina Lee Frances Negron-Muntaner Kendall Thomas Paige West Presented by the Center for the Study of Social Difference, with thanks to our co-sponsors: Center for Gender & Sexuality Law; Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race; Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought; Columbia Global Centers; Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion; School of the Arts; Dean of Humanities; Dean of Social Sciences; Department of Anthropology; Department of English and Comparative Literature; Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures; Division of Arts and Sciences; Gender & Public Policy Specialization at the School of International and Public Affairs; Institute for Comparative Literature and Society; Institute for Research on African-American Studies; Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Middle East Institute; Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities; Barnard Center for Research on Women; Barnard College Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

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Center for the Study of Social Difference