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.
Sisterhood as InterNet: Queering Human Relationships 11/7
How do we rethink our social relationships outside the confines of a patriarchal, heteronormative society? We will read excerpts from Lorde’s essays from Sister Outsider, “Scratching the Surface: Some Notes on Barriers to Women and Loving,” “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power,” “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference” and “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House” to discuss the expansive knowledge within a decentralized, intersectional, diverse community.
This Reading & Discussion series is supported by Humanities NY.