Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind


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2:30 pm 4/18 Sunday School in Honor of Essex Hemphill

Beloved Community! This week marks what would have been the 53rd birthday of Black Gay Poet, Activist, Publisher, Lover, Friend, Comrade, Prophet Essex Hemphill.   Please join us to remember Essex Hemphill, reflect on his poetry, watch a video of him speaking about the role of the writer in the age of AIDS and center our spirits on what the legacy of Essex Hemphill means for our lives today.

Meet us at the Inspiration Station at 2:30 pm on Sunday April 18th (two days after Hemphill’s actual birthday).  Children are welcome.

love,

lex and justin

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Audre Lorde and the Poetics Survival (dissertation excerpt)

Happy Monday family!!!!  This is not the excerpt that I was planning on sharing from chapter one (I was planning on sending a part of the section on June Jordan’s theory of children’s literature..which chronologically comes first…), but the Lorde makes her presence knows in many ways.

This excerpt is from a section of my first chapter which is entitled “Survival: An Intervention into Meaning” this section of the chapter looks at poems by Audre Lorde that use survival as key terms (A Litany for Survival, The Brown Menace, On My Way Out I Passed Over You and the Verazzano Bridge, and Prologue) and has a major loving shout out to the reinvocations of A Litany for Survival by the UBUNTU family and the Be Bold Be Red crew!

Enjoy!!!

Audre Lorde and the Poetics of Survival Excerpt

direct link:

http://brokenbeautiful.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/audre-lorde-and-the-poetics-of-survival-excerpt.pdf

love,

lex


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Sign Up for the School of Our Lorde Politics Unit: April 14, 21, 28!

The politics unit (which will run on Wednesdays at 6:30-9:30 pm at the Inspiration Station on April 14, 21 and 28th) will draw on letters, meeting agendas, notes and published and unpublished essays by Audre Lorde that focus on her approach to organizational politics, responding to violence against women of color, and her approach to transnational solidarity work.   Of course I strongly believe that Audre Lorde’s work can provide a space for us to explore and gain clarity about our own approaches to these and other issues as we transform the world!

Exciting poetic childcare will be provided for every session by Beth Bruch!!!

Apply now!  (Applications due by Monday, April 12)

If you live near Durham!

School of Our Lorde Politics Application (pdf)

School of Our Lorde Politics Application (doc file)

Fill out an application and email it to brokenbeautifulpress@gmail.com or drop it by the Inspiration Station.

Anywhere else in the world? Sign up online:

www.schoolofourlorde.ning.com