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Powerful and Dangerous: The Legacy of Audre Lorde Panel Discussion

Powerful and Dangerous: The Legacy of Audre Lorde Panel Discussion

In September 2020, a panel was formed by Victoria Munro, Executive Director of the Alice Austen House in collaboration with Audre Lorde’s life long friends and Sister Comrades, Clare Coss and Blanche Weisen Cook.

The panelists included: Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins, Jewelle Gomez, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Cheryl Clarke, Clare Coss and Blanche Wiesen Cook.

During the online event, the all-women panel closely examined the life and work of Audre Lorde and the powerful influence of her work today.

You can now view the recording of this heartfelt and insightful conversation on our Youtube.


Thank you to the Brooklyn Public Library Culture Pass Virtual program series for hosting this event.

This panel was part of a series of public programs including scholars talks, readings, and outdoor film screenings offered in conjunction with our current exhibition Powerful and Dangerous, on view through 2021.

Powerful and Dangerous

Powerful and Dangerous: The Words and Images of Audre Lorde Past Exhibition The Alice Austen House presents the 1983 landmark press photo series of Audre Lorde by Robert Alexander. Powerful and Dangerous explores the relationship between language and activism as well as how photographic composition conveys different messages.

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