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IMATS Media Specialist Karl-Mary Akre, BC'16 is leaving Barnard to pursue an MFA at UT Austin.

Amelia Marcantonio-Fields is the 2020-2021 Post-Baccalaureate Fellow for the Empirical Reasoning Center

This week we added zines about the pandemic driving people to kombucha, dolphin drawing, staying inside, consuming a lot of media, attempting to care for themselves, and embracing it as a boon for neurodiverse introverts, as well as a screed by an Irish lesbian affirming her sexuality, which apparently you have to do in Ireland.

Join Movement Lab Faculty Director Gabri Christa this Saturday, July 19, 2020, from 4:00-7:00PM, as she moderates a conversation with the makers of Bend by Susan Misner after its World Premiere at the 2020 Dance on Camera Festival.

This week we added zines about how introverts would design the working world (our moment has arrived!), grim reaper problems, wearing a face mask with glasses, Starbucks worker pandemic life, essential worker life, thirsty queer sailors from the USNS Comfort, pandemic librarianing in Australia, and isolation...with a partner.

The Movement Lab's Guy de Lancey speaks about becoming a political refugee to escape the South African apartheid in our first Artist Interview, which will soon be recorded in a larger podcast as a part of our Virtual Lab.

The Empirical Reasoning Center (erc.barnard.edu) at Barnard seeks a new cohort of Empirical Reasoning Fellows for the 2020-2021 academic year! 

The Movement Lab is excited to be working with Angela’s Pulse. Angela's Pulse is a New York-based, Black-led, artist-led organization. Learn more about what they do and their 3 Year Residency Plan for working with The Movement Lab. 

This week we added a lot of zines that are about the ups and downs of quarantine life--and one zine about having impostor syndrome in comedy improv.

Centers Coordinator Arun Bryson is among 61 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies who were awarded 2020 American Library Association's (ALA) Spectrum Scholarships from the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services.

Georgia Michalovic, who has worked part time in the Movement Lab for the last year and a half, has been critical to the planning and implementation of our programming, classes, and events.

The #unsilencedpast initiative has emerged directly from this moment's exceptionally muscular call for us all to mobilize whatever platforms we have at our disposal in thoughtful and immediate service to the project of racial and social justice in our local, national, and global communities. 

From our sweaty homes, where we wish we were in the MLC complaining that the AC is too cold, welcome to the July 2020 issue of @barnlib.