Survival Is the Least of My Desires: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
May 2, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Berkshire Dining Commons
Room: Malcolm X Cultural Center
UMass Amherst Campus
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
Sponsored by The Racial Justice Coalition, the Stonewall Center, Student Affairs and Campus Life
Supported by Engage, Connect, Serve, Achieve (ECSA) Grant