Past Event

Moving Bodies in Translation; La rage de vivre

March 11, 2019 - March 12, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Barnard Hall 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
10th anniversary - Paris

Columbia Global Centers | Paris and Barnard Center for Translation Studies present:



Monday, March 11, 2019

“Moving Bodies in Translation: Healing Trauma through Policy, Politics, ‘Artivism,’ and the Law”  


7:00 pm,  305 Barnard Hall

A performance by Bolewa Sabourinwith percussionist Kitshita Kashito Kiasala and dancer Flora Delhove. With Dr. Denis Mukwege (2018 Nobel Peace Prize), Bolewa Sabourin works with women in the Democratic Republic of Congo to reclaim their bodies and stories through traditional Congolese dance. 


7:30 pm, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Panel discussion on the "translation" of Bolewa Sabourin’s work into activism, healing practices, and policy.

  • Rita Charon, Columbia Medical School
  • Yvette Christiansë, Africana Studies & English, Barnard College
  • Terry McGovern, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
  • Paul Scolieri, Dance, Barnard College
  • Patricia J. Williams, Columbia Law School
  • Moderated by Balla Fofana, French-Malian journalist, Libération


March 12, 2019

La Rage de vivre


7:00 pm, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard Hall

Bolewa Sabourin and Balla Fofana discuss their book La Rage de Vivre (which recounts Bolewa's remarkable life story). Moderated by Laurie Postlewate (French, Barnard). 



Events sponsored by:

  • Columbia Global Centers | Paris
  • Center for Translation Studies, Barnard College
  • Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies, Barnard College
  • French Department, Barnard College
  • Columbia | Maison Française
  • Columbia Institute for African Studies
  • Dance Department, Barnard College
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University


This event is part of a yearlong 10-event series celebrating the Columbia Global Centers' 10th anniversary.  Click here to learn about the other events in this series.​​​​​​