Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Audre Lorde Symposium @ Spelman

This came in my inbox today. Audre Lorde will be honored during homecoming @ Spelman. I wish I could be there. I never would have dreamed this would be happening today when I was in school there, even at the women's center, which was a progressive, impressive, all around positive space. Interestingly, though, I see Spelman acquired Lorde's papers in 1995, the year I graduated.

Activist Audre Lorde Is Remembered with Symposium

On Saturday, Oct. 28, scholars, young and old, will gather in the name of feminist writer and activist Audre Lorde. They will reflect on the contributions her work continues to make to the awareness and understanding of African-American gay and lesbian experiences. The Audre Lorde papers were acquired by Spelman College in 1995. Along with the symposium, funding from the Arcus Foundation will also support the cataloging and exhibition of Lorde's works. The symposium is part of "Remembering Audre Lorde: in Celebration of the Women's Research and Resource Center's 25th Anniversary," taking place Oct. 26-29 at Spelman.


Anonymous antonia said...

I cannot believe this is happening at Spelman. I'm happy but stunned. I wonder who or what has changed to make this possible. I just got an email from another friend that Spelman is having a transman disabiltiy activist speak at the school. Huh? What? Again, stunned but happy.

9:43 AM, October 29, 2006  
Blogger Mendi O. said...

I know. It makes me want to go down there and check everything out.

8:47 AM, November 02, 2006  

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