Arts & Culture
The Legacy and Power of Audre Lorde
- 2:00 am
08 July 2020
Online | Free
Join us in considering the legacy and power of Audre Lorde and her writings on the 25th anniversary of the seminal film about her life, A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde.
A Litany for Survival (90 min) will be free streamed to those who RSVP for this event for 24 hours before and after the panel.
At the beginning of this event, we will also feature the short documentary Unspoken by TWN Workshop graduate Patrick G. Lee on Asian Americans writing coming out letters to immigrant parents.
Filmmakers Ada Gay Griffin, Michelle Parkerson, and Patrick G. Lee will talk with filmmaker and TWN Board member Dorothy Thigpen in a conversation about the making of the film and its meaning, and Audre Lorde’s impact on writers, artists, and activists now.
About the film
A Litany for Survival is an epic portrait of the award-winning Black, lesbian, poet, mother, teacher, and activist, Audre Lorde, whose writings articulated some of the most important social and political visions of the century. From Lorde’s childhood roots in Harlem to her battle with breast cancer, this moving film explores a life and a body of work that embodied the connections between the Civil Rights movement, the Women’s movement, and the struggle for LGBTQ rights. At the heart of this documentary is Lorde’s own challenge to “envision what has not been and work with every fiber of who we are to make the reality and pursuit of that vision irresistible.”
Photo credit: Poet Audre Lorde, 1983. Jack Mitchell / Getty Images