In this Reading & Discussion series, Your Silence Will Not Protect You! – The Writing of Audre Lorde, we will take a look at the work of Audre Lorde and her view of language and storytelling as powerful technologies for self-empowerment. Each of the five sessions of the series will begin with a discussion of excerpts from her books followed by a writing prompt inspired by the texts we read.
Participants are welcome to join any number of the five sessions in October – December 2020.
Language As a Technology of Self-Revelation and Community Building 10/24
Using Lorde’s essay, “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action,” we will discuss how the power of naming grounds one’s presence and allows connections to form with others for the purpose of activism. Read The Audre Lorde Questionnaire to Oneself by Divya Victor, which will be used as prompts in the workshop: https://divyavictor.com/the-audre-lorde-questionnaire-to-oneself/
This Reading & Discussion series is supported by Humanities NY.