Past Events

March 24, 5:40 pm –  8:00 pm    

Hosted by Azine & The CSER Student Advisory Board

Join us for dinner at 5:40 PM!

The event officially begins at 6 PM.

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March 23, 5:00 pm –  6:30 pm    

A panel discussion with participants in ISHR’s 2022-2023 Human Rights Advocates Program

Maria Isabel Flota (Maya Peninsular, México): Institutional Communication Officer – International Indigenous Women’s Forum

Dayana Blanco Quiroga (Turco Marka, Bolivia): Coordinator of Projects – Pueblos de Montaña Foundation

Organized by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

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March 9, 6:30 pm –  9:00 pm    

Mother Country Radicals creator Zayd Ayers Dohrn (’06 GSAS) discusses the making of the podcast with Film Professor Jamal Joseph and Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia University School of the Arts.

Thursday, March 9, 2023; 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

There is a limit of one (1) reservation per person. Check-in begins one (1) hour before the event.

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March 8, 6:00 pm –  8:00 pm    

Dr. Ruth Wilson Gilmore will deliver the 2023 Zora Neale Hurston Lecture. Hurston started her career as an anthropologist as a doctoral student at Columbia University. Her skills as an ethnographer during the Harlem Renaissance attended to people and culture in a way that captured the rich daily experiences of African-American life in the South and in the Caribbean. Her literary contributions have greatly changed the landscape in American literature and African-American literature through her characterizations of class disparities in Black working poor and rural communities. Prof. Gilmore’s scholarship and activism exemplifies the intellectual fierceness and talent of Sister Zora.

**Masking is strongly suggested **

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Registration is Required

March 2, 2:00 pm –  4:00 pm    

Interested in CSER and how to declare a major? Join us on March 2 from 2-4 PM in Hamilton 420 so you can learn about the major and its requirements and meet other students who have previously declared. Refreshments will be served.

February 22, 4:00 pm –  6:00 pm    

Mary Lui: Professor of American Studies & History at Yale University

Arlene Dávila: Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at New York University

In dialog with Karl Jacoby, Co-Director of CSER

Wednesday, February 22 @4 PM

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February 17, 9:00 am –  6:00 pm    


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February 8, 6:30 pm –  8:45 pm    

Join us for a free in-person screening of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, followed by a Q&A with director Yoruba Richen. Dinner will be provided.

NOTE: You MUST REGISTER below to reserve your seat. Attendees not affiliated with Columbia Law School will need to provide their name to the Public Safety officer upon entering Jerome Greene Hall. Only registered attendees will be allowed into the building.

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February 8, 4:00 pm –  6:00 pm    

A conversation with Racquel J. Gates (Columbia) and Michael B. Gillespie (NYU)

In dialog with Karl Jacoby, Co-Director of CSER

4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8th

Contact: Matt Sandler for any questions:

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February 6, 3:10 pm –  5:00 pm    

This talk offers a transnational examination of the Dominican folktale figure of La Cigüapa against the backdrop of colonialism, mining, and neoliberal capitalism from Hispaniola to Washington Heights. La Cigüapa’s aesthetics situates Blackness and gender in the Dominican context to see how Black Dominican women are erased, yet continuously find ways to exist.

Feb 6th, 2023, Monday, 3:10-5 PM

403 Kent Hall

CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.
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