Jun 5, 2023

Pride Month: Week 2

Celebrating Audre Lorde & James Baldwin

This week for Pride, we are honored to celebrate the remarkable legacies of Audre Lorde and James Baldwin, two influential artists who played vital roles in LGBTQIA+ rights and civil rights movements.

Audre Lorde (1934-1992), a self-described "black, lesbian, feminist, mother, warrior, poet," was a leading poet and essayist who gave voice to the issues of race, gender, sexuality, and class. She published 18 books throughout her career, including the powerful collection "Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches" (1984), which emphasized the need for community and visibility in the struggle for a better world.

James Baldwin (1924-1987), a highly acclaimed writer, explored the complexities of race and sexuality in America through his novels, plays, and essays. His groundbreaking works, such as "Giovanni's Room" (1956) and "The Fire Next Time" (1963), gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement and continue to inspire generations of Black and LGBTQIA+ writers.

These trailblazing artists used their talents to challenge societal norms, foster dialogue, and advocate for change. At Dance Church, we're proud to recognize their immense contributions to artistry, LGBTQIA+ rights, and civil rights.

☞ Works & Interviews by Audre Lorde

☞ Works & Interviews by James Baldwin

Let's continue to celebrate and honor the powerful voices of those who pave the way for a more inclusive and just world 🌈📚✨

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