Pre-conference Symposium “Audre Lorde: A Burst of Light,” Saturday, March 22, 2014
“Audre Lorde: A Burst of Light Symposium”
Saturday, March 22, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Medgar Evers College, Founders Auditorium
1650 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Featuring Keynote Speaker Angela Y. Davis
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Center for Black Literature will partner with The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy, MEC’s English Department and the Center for Women’s Development to pay tribute to the legacy of the feminist poet and writer Audre Lorde.
The tribute to writer, poet, and feminist Audre Lorde focused on promoting dialogue concerned with the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and sexual identity in Lorde’s works. Activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis, featured speaker, and other participants included Steven Fullwood, assistant curator of the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and Rosamond S. King, Ph.D., professor in the English Department at Brooklyn College. There was also a tribute to Esther Cooper Jackson for her leadership as an editor and publisher of Freedomways Journal.