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Ignite your thinking about change and how it happens. Through interviews, book talks, field trips, film screenings, and more, you'll get to know the women and nonbinary people leading change in a wide range of areas, and learn more about the hard, but important, work of building a better future.

SPARK is open to all members of the Barnard community, including faculty, staff, alumnae, and friends of the college.

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This year, we're exploring the role of dialogue in changemaking.

What does healthy, productive dialogue look like — and what does it require?

How can we create spaces for healthy, productive dialogue, starting right here, on our racially diverse, economically diverse, and gender diverse campus?

Those are just a few of the questions on our minds.

What questions are on yours?

Let us know at