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Sexual Justice: Rape and Representation, Hate and Healing

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Starr Foundation Hall, Room UL102, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003

Join us for a full-day symposium that will explore sex, power, and justice through intersectional art and activism, academics, and healing. Presenters will look at the oppressions and violations stemming from colonialism, slavery, and couverture. The symposium brings academic study, intellectual discourse, and visceral candor together to create a shared space and continue conversations about re-orienting narratives. We hope to rectify, reclaim and move towards healing.

10:00 a.m. 
Breakfast Hour coffee, tea, bagels, and fruit


11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Rape and Representation

The Un-Heroic Act: Representations of Rape in Contemporary Women's Art in the U.S.
Presenter: Monika Fabijanska, (Independent Curator)

Sexing the Canvas: The Rape of the Black Female Body in Art
Presenter: Indira Bailey (Penn State School of Visual Arts)


12:30–1:30 p.m. 
Lunch on your own


1:30–3:30 p.m.
Screening of Descent (2007) starring Rosario Dawson, written and directed by Talia Lugacy (Eugene Lang) Q and A with the filmmaker - Screening will take place in room UL 105.


4:00–6:00 p.m. 
Taking Back the Narrative
Panel: Jasmine Wahi (Project for Empty Space, SVA), fayemi shakur (writer for The New York Times, independent artist), Amy Khoshbin (artist and healer), The Black Women’ Blueprint


6:00–7:00 p.m. 
Dinner on your own


7:00–9:00 p.m. 
Sexual Justice
Conversation and Performances
Susan Brownmiller, author of Against Our Will (1975)
Carolina Franco Ph.D. Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities


IV Castellanos
Ayana Evans
Katya Grokhovsky
Maria Hupfield with Ursula Johnson

Wine and cheese reception to follow


Presented by Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts


This event is part of The New School's Centennial celebration. Learn more at • #100YearsNew

Event Type

Conferences and Symposia


General Public


Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Centennial


Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts


Social Justice



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