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Reproductive Injustice

From: 2022-10-19 6:0 PM
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The Only Way To Survive Is By Taking Care of One Another: Reflections on Care Work Ai-jen Poo, President of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

From: 2022-10-12 4:30 PM
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An Evening With Annie Ernaux

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Workshop: Data Analysis for Social Media: A Primer on the Twitter API

From: 2022-10-07 12:0 PM
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Paradoxes of Neoliberalism: Sex, Gender, and Possibilities for Justice

From: 2022-10-06 6:0 PM
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Installation: Gender in the Archives

From: 2022-10-03 12:0 PM
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Collin Kelly Workshop

From: 2022-09-29 2:40 PM
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Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration

From: 2022-10-10 12:0 PM
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Choice or Chance? Driver-labor and Reproductive Justice

From: 2022-09-29 12:0 PM
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Creating DIY Journalism With Zines and Comics

From: 2022-09-13 8:0 AM
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MeMoSa: therapy by Collin Kelly and Alexandria Giroux

From: 2022-09-22 7:0 PM
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Workshop: Big Data from Small Cells

From: 2022-09-23 12:0 PM
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Climate Week Symposium

From: 2022-09-20 3:0 PM
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The Alums Behind The Daily Come to Barnard

From: 2022-09-23 1:0 PM
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Workshop: Computing Across Disciplines

From: 2022-09-09 12:0 PM
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Listening to the Archives: Movements Against Women’s Imprisonment

From: 2022-09-28 6:0 PM
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Creating DIY Journalism With Zines and Comics

From: 2022-08-20 6:0 PM
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Mother of Strangers

From: 2022-09-19 12:10 PM
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Zine & Collage Corner Launch

From: 2022-09-09 4:0 PM
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Lida Orzeck ’68 Summer Research Institute Poster Session

From: 2022-08-03 1:0 PM
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2022-23 STEAM Summer Institute

From: 2022-07-11 8:0 AM
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Feminist Film Series: Miss Juneteenth

From: 2022-06-17 12:0 PM
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Southern Crossings Chamber Opera

From: 2022-05-16 7:30 PM
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Barnard College Commencement Livestream

From: 2022-05-18 4:0 PM
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Barnard College Commencement 2022

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Baccalaureate Service

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Computer Science Seminar: Antonio Khalil Moretti (Roc Capital)

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MeMoSa: We Don't Own the Rights to Any of This

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Sciences of Learning and the Conditions of Educational Equity

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Place-Based Experiential STEAM Education In Our Local Community

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Undesign the Redline @ Barnard Tours

From: 2022-10-07 12:0 PM
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The B+C|A End of Year Show

From: 2022-05-05 6:0 PM
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Lavender Graduation

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A tale of two cities: The decline in child exposure to lead in Paris and New York

From: 2022-05-03 9:0 AM
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Chernivtsi: A Concert for Ukraine with Gail Archer

From: 2022-04-28 6:0 PM
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Art + Tech Viz Wall Showcase

From: 2022-04-25 12:0 PM
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Student Artist in Residence Installation Performance: Campbell Ives, Rae Su, Gioia Von Staden

From: 2022-04-22 5:0 PM
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Feminist Film Series: A Wrinkle In Time

From: 2022-04-27 5:30 PM
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Black Faculty Salon

From: 2022-04-21 6:0 PM
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MeMoSa: therapy by Collin Kelly and Alexandria Giroux

From: 2022-04-21 5:30 PM
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Mobilizing Communities for Climate Justice

From: 2022-04-19 6:30 PM
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Pop-Up: CoLab Spring 2022 Showcase

From: 2022-04-15 7:0 PM
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Pop-up Workshop: Web3 and the New World Order: Blockchain from First Principles + Developer Workshop

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Creative Circuits with Ana Mengote Baluca

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16th Annual Jeanne Clery Lecture Series: The Gender and Non-conforming Student Experience at Women's and Historically Women's Institutions

From: 2022-04-14 7:30 PM
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SPARK with Dr. Marishka K. Brown: On Sleep as a Health Equity Issue

From: 2022-04-14 6:0 PM
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In the Ghetto: A Lecture by Caryl Phillips

From: 2022-04-13 6:0 PM
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Barnard Teaches Panel: Embodiment/Remote Learning

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Meeting the Man: James Baldwin in Paris; a Conversation with Caryl Phillips, Darryl Pinckney, and Kaiama Glover

From: 2022-04-12 6:0 PM
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Spring 2022 WiMS Inaugural Panel of Emerging Leaders. Finding Strength in the Numbers: Growing Up Stories

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Barnard Teaches Panel: Sunsetting/Preserving

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Darker than Blue: Curtis Mayfield; a Conversation with Caryl Phillips and Salamishah Tillet

From: 2022-04-11 6:0 PM
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Student Artist in Residence Installation Performance: Madi O'Halloran

From: 2022-04-07 5:30 PM
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Barnard Year of Science: Conservation, Collaboration, and Community

From: 2022-04-06 4:30 PM
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Diversity in Computing: Matt Mitchell (CryptoHarlem & Ford Foundation) on Easy Fixes for Algorithmic Bias

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Computer Science Seminar: Omolola Ogunyemi (Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science)

From: 2022-04-05 5:0 PM
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Getting Started: Electronics

From: 2022-03-31 3:30 PM
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Moving Body Moving Image Festival

From: 2022-04-03 12:0 PM
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Beyond the Game Panel

From: 2022-03-28 6:45 PM
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The Science of Well-Being

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Diversity in Computing: Cyber Collective on How Personal Narratives Can Fuel the Responsible Tech Movement

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Workshop: Quick Guide to Accessible Web Design

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The Urgency of Water: Women, Climate, and Sustaining the World

From: 2022-03-22 6:30 PM
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Data for Good Seminar: Mayank Varia, Boston University

From: 2022-03-22 3:0 PM
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Sabra Moore: WORDY Exhibition Opening and Artist's Talk

From: 2022-03-17 5:0 PM
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Transforming Systemic Violence: Experiences of Female and Non-Binary Identifying Queer Migrants

From: 2022-03-22 12:0 PM
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Recording Signs: The practices and ethics of filming signed communication

From: 2022-03-22 11:30 AM
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Alfred P. Sloan Women in STEM Panel

From: 2022-03-13 1:30 PM
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Alfred P. Sloan Women in STEM Film Screening

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NYC Open Data Workshop: How to Make Data Visualizations using NYC Open Data

From: 2022-03-11 2:0 PM
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Thinking Through Settler Colonialism and Racial Capitalism in the Context of the Nordics: Day 2

From: 2022-03-02 10:0 AM
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The Future of FinTech: Entering and Innovating in a Fast-Growing Industry

From: 2022-02-28 7:0 PM
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Installation: Cite Black Barnard Faculty

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Thinking Through Settler Colonialism and Racial Capitalism in the Context of the Nordics: Day 1

From: 2022-02-28 10:0 AM
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"Access is Not Inclusion:" Two Events with Anthony Jack

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Choice Or Chance? Driver-labor And Reproductive Justice • Morningside Area Alliance
Taxi uber

Choice or Chance? Driver-labor and Reproductive Justice

Taxis are often perceived as vastly different from gigged driving companies like Uber and Lyft, in large part because gigged driving companies spend billions of dollars every year marketing themselves this way. In contrast, Spent Behind the Wheel (2022), co-authored by Kasturi Ray and Julietta Hua, traces the ways traditional taxis and the gigged driving sector have more commonalities than differences. Most importantly, both share the presumption of, and ground their profits in, unfettered access to drivers’ reproductive labor. Drivers, we find, work to support the social reproduction, or full life-flourishing of others, at the expense of their own life chances. However, the masculinized bodies of drivers occlude the reproductive nature of their work, and along with it, the ways that the siphoning of drivers’ reproductive capacities structures industry accumulation across the taxi and gigged sectors.

This presentation deploys a reproductive justice lens, broadly understood, to understand the gendered and racial conditions of labor that structure the passenger ride-for-hire industry, whether taxi or gig. Reproductive justice foregrounds the right to bodily autonomy and sustainability, and promotes discussions of “how people’s bodies matter and whose bodies are valued or devalued,” as Loretta Ross explains. Reproductive justice entails an examination of how passenger driving industries draw upon eugenic logics to exploit and in many cases manufacture antagonisms between passengers and drivers, while masking their own roles in the making of the many crises of privatized transportation. Instead, work and its ancillary activities (such as maintaining a car) is conceived of as not driven by precarity but choice. This framing imperils drivers’ visibility as rights-bearing subjects, whether to be protected from predatory loan schemes, as in the case of taxi drivers, or to be recognized as workers at all, as in the case of gigged drivers.

This treatment of professional-passenger drivers underscores the perils of reproductive labor everywhere. The erosion of abortion rights provides a particularly urgent example. The supposed plethora of choices available to people who can get pregnant (ranging from taking birth control for thirty years to adopting out their birthed children) is cited to negate their access to one of the most important ones: abortion. This negation is supported by manufactured antagonisms between women and their potential children, and helps occlude the ways pregnancy fuels the social reproductive and moral needs of the nation– all at the expense of the life flourishing of people who can get pregnant. Both drivers’ and pregnant people’s fights for self-reproduction highlight the ways the language of choice obscures life chances, and thus illuminates new horizons for shared reproductive justice struggles.


About the Speakers

Julietta Hua is Professor of Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University. In addition to her multiple published work with Dr. Kasturi Ray, she is the author of Trafficking Women’s Human Rights (MN Press, 2012). Her teaching and research focus on immigration legal histories, politics and race. She is currently serving as board president of San Francisco SafeHouse, a “housing first” organization that serves womxn experiencing sexual violence and exploitation.

Kasturi Ray (BC ’89) is Professor of Women and Gender Studies at San Francisco State University. In addition to her many collaborations with Dr. Julietta Hua, she is the author of work on picture brides and other domestic workers. Her teaching and research focus on labor, culture, and race. She is also a Faculty Director at the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning, where she works on supporting students’ wide-ranging reading skills in the face of historical forms of racism.


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Co-sponsored by the Center for Engaged Pedagogy, Barnard College


Sep 29 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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