Pictured: The Logo for Zami Like Me, a hand-drawn image of a tree whose trunk resembles a woman’s body. The branches look like her arms, and the roots look like her feet. The area around her head is much darker than the furtherest branches and this could easily represent an Afro. Underneath it reads “Zami Like Me: Queer Womyn of Color CipHER
This weekend: Zami Like Me: Queer Womyn of Color CipHER
"Does our sexual or racial identity compel an activist intersection with such a horrifying status quo or not? Is it sexual or racial identity that will catapult each of us into creative agency for social change? I would say, I hope so." – June Jordan
Zami Like Me is a social, political, activist, artistic, educational and entertainment two day event that will serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, non-conforming, and two-spirited women of color and allies in celebration of our multiple identities, works and talents. It will be a two day women’s cipHER, a sharing space of skill, wit, talent and gifts that will run full circle with love and support. In reaching out to the New School community as well as the outside community, we will bring together artists and academics, youth and elders, to join in these events to educate and learn about the issues that are prevalent to these women.
SATURDAY, APRIL 19 5:30-9PM
3 Film Screenings:
- black.womyn.:conversations with lesbians of african descent by tiona.m.
- I Look Up to the Sky Now, created by Barbara M. Bickart and 11 young queer activists.
- Like a Boy, Like a Girl by Ash. S. Tai and Cleopatra N. LaMothe
Followed by 3 small ciphers and then 1 larger cipher led by Kaila A. Story, Audre Lorde Chair and Asst. Professor at Louisville, KY.
SUNDAY, APRIL 20 6-9PM
Art Exhibition by LGBTQTS Womyn and Allies!
Live Art by the Agytators!
$5 to $10 suggested donation will be requested at the door. All proceeds are going to the Audre Lorde Project and the Youth Enrichment Services (YES) at the LGBT Center. NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY BECAUSE OF MONEY. There will also be a raffle for a gift bag of goodies!
Put on by The CipHER Project and co-sponsored by the New School Women of Color Organization and OPEN, and the gay/straight alliance at The New School.