About the event

This panel discussion, organized by Prof. Sarah Ohmer, celebrates Black History & Women's History Months, with perspectives from the American Hemisphere and Global South. Four speakers Tanya L Saunders, Ochy Curiel, Juliana Costa, and Grisel Y. Acosta will offer their reflections on being black & queer/cuir in the Americas, focusing on what it means to be revolutionary, and how to contribute to current revolutions with Black Queer/Cuir experiences. The event will include a reading and discussion of Audre Lorde’s “Learning from the 60s” in conversation with influential black cuir voices from the Caribbean and Latin America: Tanya L Saunders, Ochy Curiel, Juliana Costa, and Grisel Y. Acosta. In English, Spanish and Portuguese with interpretation for English speakers. We invite the audience to dialogue with the speakers and share their own responses to Lorde’s essay during Q&A. “Palabreando,” an interactive performance hosted by Lyrical Bliss and Bocafloja Quilombo, will follow this event.

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This event is presented and co-sponsored by Lehman Latinx Alliance, Lehman Envision Anti-Racism Collective, Lehman LGBTQ+ Alliance, Activism in Academia and Lost & Found: the CUNY Poetics Document Initiative from the Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY, PSC Lehman CUNY Chapter, Transformative Learning in the Humanities, Wendy’s Subway and in collaboration with One Book One Bronx, Literary Freedom Project, and Leonard Lief Library at Lehman College, CUNY, who are hosting a series of eclectic programs and reading groups as part of a nation-wide initiative, Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters.

This event is part of The Audre Lorde Great Read at Lehman College this Spring 2021. Click here to find out more about this project and how to get involved and read Lorde along with Lehman students, staff and faculty and the Bronx community, including events, resources & publications related to Audre Lorde at CUNY, affiliated classes and instructors, participants and organizers, student project and activism, participating collaborators, books, bookstores and more. #LehmanGreatRead #AudreLordeGreatRead #CUNYXAudreLorde