The recent women’s march and opposition to the President’s Executive Order banning immigrants to the U.S. has unleashed activism across the nation. Please join us for a town hall discussion on how to harness this activism to build a new movement for social change.
Participants invited include Gloria Steinem, Jamia Wilson, leaders from the Women’s March on Washington, local grassroots activists, student activists from Barnard, and activist extraordinaire, Dolores Huerta. (List in formation)
Date: Sunday, February 12, 5PM
Location: Diana Event Oval, LL100
Dolores, a documentary chronicling Huerta’s lifelong commitment to activism will follow. (You will need a ticket for the film to remain following the town hall.)
Dolores Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who was the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW).
Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer. She travels in this and other countries as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence, non-violent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples, and organizing across boundaries for peace and justice.
Jamia Wilson is an American writer, commentator, and feminist activist based in New York City. She is the Executive Director of Women, Action, and the Media and a staff writer at Rookie (magazine). Her work has appeared in several books such as Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, The V Word, Slut: The Play, When Grace Meets Power, and “I Still Believe Anita Hill.
Carmen Perez is one of the leaders for the Women’s March on Washington. Perez advocates for many of today’s important civil rights issues, including mass incarceration, gender equality, violence prevention, racial healing and community policing. She is the Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice.
Paola Mendoza is one of the leaders for the Women’s March on Washington. Mendoza, was named one of Filmmaker Magazine 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She made her narrative directorial debut with Entre Nos, which had its world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival where it was awarded Honorable Mention. Entre Nos went on to win over twenty awards at film festivals from around the world.
Camila Puig Ibarra is a senior majoring in History with a concentration in gender, sexuality and the family and a minor in Environmental Science. She was born and raised in Mexico City where her passion for women’s reproductive rights evolved and where she first watched people organize for social justice. Since coming to Barnard, Camila has developed her own skills in organizing as a proud member of Divest Barnard from Fossil Fuels and interned for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health in the summer of 2016 as an Athena Summer Fellow.
Naomi Tewodros (’17) is an Africana Studies Major, with a Concentration in Race and Ethnicity and Minor in Economics. Some of the things she has been involved with on campus are the Athena Center, the Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters, Sister Circle, and the Columbia Mentoring Initiative. She is a 2013 Gates Millennium Scholar and an active sister of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.