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Audre Lorde: Sister Outsider

Mon
15th April 2019 19:30
Wiltons Music Hall
1 Graces Alley, Whitechapel
"Those of us who stand outside the circle of this society's definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference – those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are Black, who are older – know that survival is not an academic skill" 

An empowering evening of live poetry performances and discussion inviting you to get to know the mighty voice of Audre Lorde: black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.

A prolific American writer, intersectional feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist, Lorde dedicated her life and creative energies to challenging and addressing discriminations of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia. She firmly advocated self-love as an act of resistance, and empowered generations of marginalised individuals to defy the prejudiced societies in which they lived by openly loving themselves and believing in their dreams.

Join political sociologist Akwugo Emejulu, poet Bridget Minamore and feminist activist Chardine Taylor Stone as they explore Lorde’s magnificent legacy, with readings from actor Babirye Bukilwa.




Octavia Collective Pre-Event

6-7pm (drop-in) Monday 15 April

Wilton's Music Hall Cocktail Bar

Join Rachel Long & Theresa Lola of Octavia Poetry Collective for Womxn of Colour for a special drop-in pre-event in the bar (think Beforeparty) where they will be writing personalised collage poems from the words of Audre Lorde and inviting you to contribute a quote of your own to their 'What Audre Has Given Me' wall.

Please note this pre-event is for Audre Lorde: Sister Outsider ticket holders only.
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