This coming Thursday will launch a two-week long celebration of poet and activist Audre Lorde. There are free events happening across Toronto and at both York University and The University of Toronto. Check out the list of events below.
Community Arts Practice, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University in association with Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto Invite you to
THE CONTEMPORARY URGENCIES OF AUDRE LORDE’S LEGACY, MARCH 7-21, 2013
1) Medicines for Survival: Indigenous Knowledge and the Sacred: a lecture by M. Jacqui Alexander
DATE: Thursday March 7th
TIME: 6 p.m.
2) Litanies for our Survival: Visual and Performative Conversations with Audre Lorde and inaugural exhibition in new Community Arts Practice Space
DATE: Thursday March 7th
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
3) Film screening, Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992 (directed by Dagmar Schultz)
Followed by panel discussion with Dagmar Schultz, Marion Kraft, Gloria Wekker, M. Jacqui Alexander, Carol Allain, Farrah Khan, Bonita Lawrence
DATE: Friday March 15th
PLACE: William Doo Auditorium, University of Toronto, 45 Willcocks Street
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
4) What’s (Homo)Sexuality got to do with it? Lecture by Gloria Wekker, with responses from Anna Agathangelou and Jin Haritaworn, chaired by Ena Dua
DATE: Tuesday March 19th,
5) “After the 9-5 in Audre’s Livingroom”
(An intimate, collaborative poetry marathon recite &r espond multidisciplinary hangout!)
presented by backforward collective
DATE: Thursday March 21st
PLACE: Whippersnapper Gallery, 594b Dundas St. West
TIME: 6 - 11 pm
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE ADVERTISE WIDELY.
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YORK UNIVERSITY SPONSORS: Community Arts Practice, Office of the Dean; ACE and the Seminar Series in Equity and Diversity at FES; Faculty of Health; Centre for Feminist Research at York University and Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SPONSORS: Women and Gender Studies; Principal’s Initiatives Fund at New College; Equity Studies; Caribbean Studies; Humanities, Social Sciences and Social Justice Education, OISE; Centre for the Study of the United States; Sexual Diversity Studies; Anti-Racism and Diversity; Status of Women; Cinema Studies; Canadian Studies
Honor Ford-Smith, PhD.
Community and Environmental Arts
Faculty of Environmental Studies
280, HNES Bldg
4700 Keele St,
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
phone: 416-736-2100 X22629