1968 and Its Afterlives: Reflecting on Campus Activism Past, Present, and Future
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the historic 1968 protests at Barnard and Columbia—and in collaboration with the Barnard Class of 1971—BCRW hosts a conversation with alumnae and current student activists to reflect on the role Barnard students played in these transformative events, and the history of campus activism that converged in 1968 and continues into the present.
5 – 5:30 PM: 1968 and Its Afterlives: Archival Exhibit Opening
5:30 – 6 PM: Reception
6 – 7:30 PM: Panel and discussion
Join us for an evening of engaging conversation on these important questions of present day and past politics.
In conjunction with this anniversary, BCRW is also presenting a student-alumnae exhibition drawn from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. This exhibit explores the political afterlives of 1968 as a historic flashpoint and ongoing process in conversation with contemporary activist movements. With documents from 1968 student struggles against anti-Blackness, heteropatriarchy, and racial capitalism; to the feminist, Black radical, queer, anti-war and anti imperial organizations building alternate futures; to our contemporary organizing against securitization, deportation, the prison industrial complex and more, the exhibit animates conversations between activist imaginations across generations. The exhibit will be available to view in the Tunney Gallery (Altschul Atrium) from March 1 through March 16.