Your Silence Will Not Protect You! – The Writing of Audre Lorde: Women of Color and Systems of Health

Saturday, December 5, 2020

2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.

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In this Reading & Discussion series, we will take a look at the work of Audre Lorde and her view of language and storytelling as powerful technologies for self-empowerment. Each of the five sessions of the series will begin with a discussion of excerpts from her books followed by a writing prompt inspired by the texts we read.

Participants are welcome to join any number of the five sessions in October – December 2020.

Facilitator: Sherese Francis

Women of Color and Systems of Health
In this last workshop, we will talk about the lessons learned from Lorde's previous work and read excerpts from The Cancer Journals, "Breast Cancer: A Black Lesbian Feminist Experience'" and "Breast Cancer: Power vs. Prosthesis" to discuss how women of color create their own spaces for self-care, often within neglectful and dehumanizing health care systems.

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