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Visit the Audre Lorde Display in Reeves Library

August through the end of September 2021

Stop by the first floor of Reeves Library to view the Audre Lorde display curated by archivist Cory Dieterly.  The display includes Lorde's illness narrative, some of her poems and essays, and her self-described biomythography. Cory has also created an Audre Lorde LibGuide that can be accessed using the QR code in the display. 

InFocus/FYWS Kickoff Event - Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 6:00 pm

To access a recording of the event, click here.

Thanks to our University Newspaper, The Comenian, for their coverage of the event. Click here to access their article.

Bethany Hamilton, guest speaker, InFocus Kick-off event

Bethany Hamilton is the co-Director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) at the Milken Institute School of Public Health. Hamilton has spent her career working at the intersection of health equity and social justice. She most recently served as Deputy Director, State Affairs at the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), where she led projects focused on expanding Medicaid, defending the Affordable Care Act, and strengthening the ability of community health centers to carry out their mission. Hamilton is dedicated to leveraging her knowledge, leadership, and savvy to accelerate opportunities to improve the systems and policies that most affect health and well-being.

"The Cancer Journals Revisited" - Friday, September 17, 2021, at 6:00 pm

Virtual Screening Link:

Password: cj_324563

Virtual Talkback Event: Registration link for The Cancer Journals Documentary Talkback W/Filmmaker Lana Lin

The Cancer Journals Revisited Documentary

Director Lana Lin

THE CANCER JOURNALS REVISITED is prompted by the question of what it means to re-visit and re-vision Black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde’s classic 1980 memoir of her breast cancer experience today. At the invitation of filmmaker Lana Lin, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, twenty-seven writers, artists, activists, health care advocates, and current and former patients recite Lorde’s manifesto aloud on camera, collectively dramatizing it and producing an oration for the screen. The film is both a critical commentary and a poetic reflection upon the precarious conditions of survival within the intimate and politicized public sphere of illness. (

Documentary virtual screening and talkback with filmmaker Lana Li