activism

activism

The panel discussion and exhibit will trace the history of activism on campus and beyond from 1968 to the present.

The third-annual Sister Spit, sponsored by Barnard Student Life and honoring MLK Legacy Week, featured women who shared poems and narratives focused on resistance.

The Barnard community has always been known for its commitment to activism, from its founding days and the fight to provide women with a quality education, to this past year where national movements focused on women’s rights, immigration, science and climate change, and other social issues.

Photo by Adger Cowans

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (2016), an examination of the history and politics of Black America and the development of the social movement Black Lives Matter in response to police violence in the United States. Taylor’s current research examines race and public policy including American housing policies.