Event: Women Mobilizing Memory: Collaboration and Co-Resistance (September 8-10, Columbia University, NY)

Women Mobilizing Memory: Collaboration and Co-Resistance

As a friend of The Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD), the Women Mobilizing Memory project would like to invite you to two public events being held at Columbia on September 8 and September 10 as part of a five-day international workshop, Women Mobilizing Memory: Collaboration and Co-Resistance. All events will focus on the strategies by which women artists, scholars, and activists have mobilized the memory of political and social violence to promote social justice and progressive social change.

Please put a hold on your calendars for September 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., for a reception to mark the opening of “Intimate Archives: Connective Histories,” an exhibit at Leroy Neiman Gallery on the Columbia campus featuring an international group of women artists. This will be followed from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. by a conversation with the artists moderated by Carol Becker, Dean of the School of the Arts.

On September 10, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. in Buell Hall on the Columbia campus there will be three public roundtables featuring a distinguished group of international scholars and artists. One roundtable will address protest actions and their efficacy, ranging from the “Saturday Mothers” to “Black Lives Matter;” a second will discuss strategies for mobilizing political action around memory sites in Santiago, Istanbul, and New York; and a third will explore how lives touched by political violence and social death can be reanimated through writing and art. The day will conclude with a community-wide Wishing Tree commemorative public art event that will memorialize the victims of violent histories.

Please mark these events on your calendars. A reminder and complete schedule of events will follow in late July. For more information on these public events please look here

Image: “Iran Iraq,” 2013 by Lorie Novak