Your Silence Will Not Protect You! — The Writing of Audre Lorde

The Polis Project is pleased to announce its second public seminar series, “Your Silence Will Not Protect You! – The Writing of Audre Lorde,” which will begin this spring. The urgency and power of Lorde’s work continues to resonate during these difficult days, and provides tools and frames of reflection for understanding the divisions of identity that inform American society and ultimately provide it strength. Like James Baldwin, who was the focus of our fall seminar series, Lorde’s insights are critical to contemporary considerations of our country’s sociopolitical and civic life.

This spring, we will discuss selections of Lorde’s poetry, essays, and memoirs. The Polis Project’s Michael Busch will facilitate these community conversations, which will meet six times on Monday evenings throughout the spring, from 6:30-8:00pm at Concourse Village in the South Bronx.

Our seminars are free and open to anyone interested in attending, though space is limited. We will be giving priority to residents of the Bronx on a first-come-first-serve basis, and ask that applicants commit to attending each session. To apply, please sign up here. Participants will receive details about location and materials upon completion of their application If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Michael Busch at [email protected]. We look forward to seeing you there!