Audre Lorde Days
Audre Lorde Days are held annually throughout the Spring Semester at Tulane University. They feature lectures, films, workshops, celebrations, and dialogues that build on the work of Audre Lorde. The series combines analysis and love, research and lyricism, as well as debate and collaboration to address the ways in which inequity, alienation, and violence undermine individual, collective and planetary health. Collaborations seek to foster holistic analyses and strategic interventions that fuel wellbeing, justice, and positive social change.
AUDRE LORDE DAYS
* An Intimate Conversation with Janet Mock & Alexis de Veaux
Tuesday, February 16 (6pm: Lavin-Bernick Center: Kendall Cram) This event features trans-advocate, author and MSNBC talk show host Janet Mock for a discussion about sexuality and identity with Alexis de Veaux, 2015 Lambda Literary Best Lesbian Fiction award winner. See sponsors below.
* Women in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement, with Brittney Cooper Wednesday, February 24 (7pm: Lavin-Bernick Center: Kendall Cram) Dr. Brittney Cooper is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. She is also a co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective and was named to the Root.com’s Root 100.See sponsors below.
* QTPOC Relaxation & Recovery Room
Wednesday, February 24 (8:30pm: Mosaic Lounge) The Relaxation and Recovery Room is designed for QTPOC to relax, unwind and enjoy one another with food and music. See sponsors below.
* Workshop with Songwriter/Filmmaker Be Steadwell
Thursday, March 3 (7pm: Lavin-Bernick Center: Stibbs) Be Steadwell is a singer, songwriter and filmmaker from Washington DC with roots in jazz, acapella and folk music. In 2014, Be completed an MFA in film from Howard University. This Black Arts Festival workshop, open to all, will be about creating your own narrative. See sponsors below.
* A King Named Nicki Minaj, A Talk by Savannah Shange
Friday, March 11 (Noon: Caroline Richardson, Anna Many) This Fridays at Newcomb will feature Savannah Shange discussing her research on strategic queerness and the black femmce. Lunch will be provided. See sponsors below.
* Economic Justice Panel
Monday, April 4 (7pm: Lavin-Bernick Center: Stibbs) Working 3 jobs, not having a place to close your eyes and rest, and stretching a McDonald’s meal to last an entire day, are all various ways that thousands of individuals are forced live. This panel brings together four national speakers to discuss various dimensions of poverty and their strategies in fighting for economic justice. See sponsors below.
Sponsors: Tulane University’s Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD), the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Newcomb College Institute (NCI), the Amistad Research Center, Tulane University Campus Programming (TUCP), Black Student Union (tBSU), Tulane's Black Arts Fest, Queer Feminist Collective (QFC), Gender Exploration Society (GES), Queer Student Alliance (QSA), Tulane Society for Sexuality, Health and Gender (TSHaG), and Finding Intersectionality Together (FIT).
Artwork: "Lorde Prism" by Soraya Jean Louis-McElroy 2016
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