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In honor of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker—Poetry and Protest
Thursday NOV 5, 7pm

"I am deliberate / and afraid / of nothing"—Poetry and Protest

In honor of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker, and in support of The Women's Building

with Judy Grahn, Jewelle Gomez, Avotcja, Arisa White, Leila Weefur, Angela Hume

emcee, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta

co-sponsored by The Poetry Center, KADIST, Women & Gender Studies–SF State, and The Women’s Building


Tonight’s dinner conversation brings together six writers and artists, gathering after and in honor of the work, spirit, and continuing influence of these two Black lesbian friends, dedicated movement workers, and outstanding, outspoken poets. Three renowned Bay Area writers who knew and worked with Lorde and Parker—Judy Grahn, celebrated poet, essayist and teacher; poet and novelist Jewelle Gomez; and poet, musician and public radio stalwart Avotcja—will be joined by three younger writers with strong Bay Area ties: poet and teacher Arisa White; artist, writer and curator Leila Weefur; and poet and scholar Angela Hume. With emcee for the event, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta.

This remote access event begins promptly at 7:00 pm Pacific Time, and is free and open to the public. Real-Time Captioning provided on request (Media Captioning provided after the event); for reasonable accommodations please contact poetry@sfsu.edu

Funded in part by a grant to the Academy of American Poets from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of Poetry Coalition programs.

Nov 5, 2020 07:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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