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Trans Awareness Month: Resources and Events

Trans Awareness Month: Resources and Events November 2018 Resources on Campus Visit the Trans @ Columbia page to find information about specific policies on campus as well as a list of resources This Pamphlet provides information about LGBTQ Resources on campus Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP) at Columbia Health provides services and support to the LGBTQ community on campus Alice! Health Promotion fosters a culture that values and supports the health of students across genders, gender expression, and sexual orientation. LGBTQ Family Tree:  cmi@columbia.edu A branch of the Columbia Mentoring Initiative where students can find a peer mentor or serve
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Out and About: Harlem Talks: James Baldwin & Pauli Murray

Harlem Talks: James Baldwin & Pauli Murray by Noni Carter, 2018-19 IRWGS Graduate Fellow September 13th 6:30 PM: Home to Harlem Talks: Little Man, Little Man by James Baldwin @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture September 18th 6:30 PM The Startling Life of Pauli Murray @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture New York’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is hosting two upcoming events of interest that should quicken your step as you head over to Harlem’s historical center! Both talks focus on two influential voices in American history, James Baldwin and Pauli Murray, and
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Out and About: Afro-Brazilian and LGBTQ Intersections in New York

Out and About A Blog Dedicated to Queer and Feminist Happenings in and around New York City IRWGS students, staff and faculty offer a new blog series, Out and About, in which we write about events, performances, shows and lectures that we know will be of interest to our many communities on campus. This series will consist of reviews, recommendations and summaries of just a few of the many things to do in New York City. If you would like to propose a blog post along these lines or submit a review or recommendation, please contact Blog Editor/IRWGS Grad Fellow
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IRWGS 2018 Essay Prize Winners

Congratulations to Edward Alexander Crouse (CC ’18 and History major), winner of the 23rd annual IRWGS Women’s and Gender Studies Award for “Sylvia on Trial: Sedition, Censorship and Civil Liberties in 1921,” Sadie Yudkin (BC ’18 and Ethnomusicology major), winner of the 11th annual IRWGS Queer Studies Award for “The Future is Here, It’s Queer: Contemporary New York City Music Scenes as Queer Theory in Practice and Praxis,” and Clara Beccaro (CC’ 19 and Women and Gender Studies major) winner of the 1st annual Feminist to the Core Essay Award for “(M)adam and (St)eve: Queer Theory in Paradise Lost”. We interviewed the
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In Memoriam: Marcellus Blount

Former students and professional colleagues are mourning the death of Dr. Marcellus Blount, a well-known scholar of African-American literary and cultural studies who taught at Columbia University since 1985. News of Blount’s passing shocked the literary and academic worlds, including colleagues and students who remembered him as brilliant, revolutionary and compassionate. His scholarship in African-American studies reimagined poetry, pop culture and gender and sexuality studies, particularly Black masculinity. Read more here: Academics Remember Renowned Literary Scholar Marcellus Blount  
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Feminist to the Core: La Bohéme

Erica Richardson, English and Comparative Literature, PhD candidate and 2017-2018 Graduate Fellow How does the microphone create new sounds of intimacy out of the traditional opera? How can a singer’s voice and body express the excesses of a female character’s interiority in performance? What happens when we turn to feminist artists to provide an intellectual critique of the opera? Does the adaptation of opera into musical reframe gender norms? These questions and more were explored in the IRWGS and Department of Music Feminist to the Core program addressing Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohéme (1896). Suzanne Cusick, Professor of Music at
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