Survival Is the Least of My Desires: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Event Details

May 2, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Berkshire Dining Commons

Room: Malcolm X Cultural Center

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Genny Beemyn

Raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a mixed-race, queer, disabled, nonbinary femme writer and performer. Her award-winning and critically acclaimed books of memoir and poetry include Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home, Love Cake, and Consensual Genocide. She is also the co-author of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities.

Leah will be addressing how we can work toward building solidarity in our communities.

The evening will also feature performances by Nathalie Amazan (UMass Student), Nathalie Irmer (UMass Student and member of the Northampton Poetry Team), Ro Sigle (UMass Graduate Student) and Jasmin Roberts (Women of the World Poetry Slam Finalist).

Free copy of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities will be given to the first 50 attendees

Refreshments provided.

Sponsored by The Racial Justice Coalition, the Stonewall Center, Student Affairs and Campus Life

Supported by Engage, Connect, Serve, Achieve (ECSA) Grant

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