We are pleased to present Silence Will Not Protect You: An Audre Lorde Reading & Discussion Series, a 6 part-series focused on the work of Poet, Civil Rights Activist and Librarian Audre Lorde. The 6 sessions will be held on Mondays, March 19, 26, April 9, 16, 23 & 30, 6-7:30pm.
This program will be facilitated by Donna Ford-Grover, who teaches in the Literature and American Studies department at Bard College.
This series is made possible in part with funds and support from Humanities New York and is part of their thematic Reading and Discussion series. Continue reading →
In preparation for the upcoming Humanities NY reading and discussion series, Silence Will Not Protect You!: The Writing of Audre Lorde (see below), the library will be screening the new documentary “Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992” by filmmaker Dagmar Schultz on Monday, March 12 at 6pm.
American poet, librarian, and civil rights activist Audre Lorde resided in Berlin, Germany during a critical personal and political time. This documentary chronicles an untold chapter of Lorde’s life: her empowerment of Afro-German women, as she challenged white women to acknowledge the significance of their white privilege and to deal with difference in constructive ways. Lorde’s influence on the German political and cultural scene was during a decade that brought about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of East and West Germany.