is/ Black power/ is/ Human power/ is/ alwasy feeling/ my heart beats/ as my eyes open/ as my hands move/ as my mouth speaks/ I am/ are you/
Ready.’ ‘Now’ by Audre Lorde (1934 – 1992).
On Monday 21st of October from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, the doors of the Cambridge University Graduate Union will open for one night only to celebrate the life and work of the incredible poet, writer, activist, and feminist icon, Audre Lorde. This is the first event organised by the Cambridge Feminist Society and Fly, the Black and Minority Ethnic Wing of the Cambridge University Women’s Campaign.
The Poetry Night is dedicated to the legacy of Audre Lorde: Black Feminist, lesbian, poet, mother, warrior. It is a celebration of Black Feminist thought, creativity, activism and voice—a continuation of the themes explored at the historical A Vindication of the Rights of Black Women: A Panel Discussion on Black Feminism.
The program features a performance by award-winning poet Justina Kehinde Ogunseitan, along with readings by Founding Editor-in-chief of No Fly on the WALL, Siana Bangura, and current Cambridge University student activists, Meera Patel and Caitlin Doherty. Some of the key themes in Audre Lorde’s work will be explored in a discussion lead by Siana. The event is open to all self-defining women, free of charge.
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