Audre Lorde (February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was a Caribbean-American writer, radical feminist, womanist, lesbian, and civil rights activist. In her own words, Lorde was a "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet". Her poems and essays focused on civil rights issues, feminism, and the expression of black female identity. Lorde is best known for technical mastery and emotional expression in her poetry, particularly the poems which express anger and outrage at civil and social injustices she observed throughout her life. She was a champion of intersectional feminism and life-long explorer of her own identity and the universal identity of African-American women. She died of liver cancer in 1992, at the age of 58.
ICA Gather: On February 17, 2018, Philadelphia Printworks partnered with the Institute of Contemporary Art on an event titled "The Audre Lorde Syllabus: A Road Map During Times of Paralysis." The primary function of this event was to celebrate Audre Lorde's birthday through workshops, teach-ins, and self-care. There was also live screen printing during the event where this design was first printed.
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Artwork by Donte Neal.
Hand printed in Philadelphia on Liberty Bags Brand | 12.0 oz., 100% cotton canvas | Dimensions: 15" x 19½" x 5" | 22" handles | Reinforced bottom