Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Building: Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) in Room 209
Location: uptown campus
Sponsored by the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Anna Julia Cooper Project, Audre Lorde Week is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and community leaders to come together to "develop tools for using human difference as a springboard for creative change." Like the work of Lorde herself, the experiences planned for the week combine critical analysis and love, lyricism and research, as well as struggle and collaboration (1) to address the ways in which inequity, bias, discrimination, alienation, and violence undermine our individual, collective and planetary health and (2) to develop holistic analyses and strategies for fueling well being, justice, and positive social change.
Central to the week's events, which include a documentary, a keynote lecture, and two workshops, will be a consideration of how students, researchers, faculty, staff, and community organizers can create meaningful, reciprocal, accountable, and thriving relationships within the context of racism, sexism, heteronormativity, economic disparity, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and town/gown divides.
On Monday, February 18 from 5-6pm, the documentary "A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde," will screen in the O (LBC G04).
On Tuesday, February 19, from 6:30-8 pm, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, will deliver the keynote "The Lorde Concordance: Brazen Black Feminism as Sacred Text" in Rogers Memorial Chapel.
Dr. Gumbs who received her PhD in English, Africana Studies and Women’s Studies from Duke University is the founder of Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind and the co-creator of the Queer Black MobileHomecoming Project. As the first person to do archival research in the papers of Audre Lorde, June Jordan, and Lucille Clifton, Dr. Gumbs teaches students and researchers how the black feminist tradition can be drawn upon to confront the most difficult issues confronting our society today.
On Wednesday and Thursday Dr. Gumbs will lead two workshops for campus leaders, student researchers, and graduate students to develop strategies for (1) working across differences (race, class, dis/ability, genders, sexualities) (2) engaging in meaningful and accountable service learning and research.
Wednesday February 20: "At the Edges of Each Other's Battles: Leadership and Alliances Across Race, Sexuality, Class, Dis/Ability" (Tulane University: LBC 210: 7-9 pm)
Thursday February 21: "Backyard Politics: From Community Service Learning to Community Accountable Scholarship" (Tulane University: LBC 209, 6-8pm)
As there is limited space in the workshops, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by: Gender & Sexuality Studies, Multicultural Affairs Office, Newcomb College Institute as well as Anna Julia Cooper Project
Attendance: Tulane community
Open to: Graduate students, Undergraduates
Tickets: Not required
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