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Thursday, July 2 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Poetry and politics: Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich and the women’s liberation movement

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As poets, both Adrienne Rich and Audre Lorde gave artistic expression to the radicalization of the 1960s and 70s. As theorists and activists, they were deeply immersed in debates about race, class & sexuality in the Women’s Liberation movement. They were also politically engaged with each other as writers, socialists, educators, and activists. While focusing on the life and work of these two writers, this workshop will also explore larger debates about race, class and sexuality within (and without) the women’s liberation movement. 

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Megan Behrent

Megan Behrent is an activist and educator in Brooklyn, NY. She taught high school English for 15 years and is currently an Assistant Professor of English at NYC College of Technology, CUNY. She is a contributor to Education and Capitalism (Haymarket Books) and has been published in the International Socialist Review, Labor Notes, New Politicsand the Harvard Educational Review.


Thursday July 2, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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