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Black Lesbian Conference Event

By Charlotte Robinson, July 18, 2018
Beyond Bold And Brave presents “Work As Memoir” for their 2nd Bi-Annual Black Lesbian Conference at Barnard College in NYC July 27th to July 29th providing three days of affirming Black Lesbian work, life & community that will continue building on being the first conference its kind in Harlem & the first of its kind in NYC in over thirty years. The conference will unite Black/African-descent lesbians of varied ages & histories to responsibly & honestly address important issues & concerns in a respectful, welcoming & safe space. Film & Television director Cheryl Dunye will open the conference on Friday July 27th with a keynote presentation. Dunye stated, “I am looking forward to The Bold & Brave. I'm so excited to celebrate Black Lesbian lives lived, loved & those yet to be invented”. Dunye is a Guggenheim Fellow & member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has made over 15 films including the award-winning The Watermelon Woman The Stranger Inside. Dunye has also directed television episodes of Queen Sugar, Love Is __, The Fosters, Claws & is adapting the novel, “The Wonder of All Things” as her next independent feature film. The celebrated Barnard Center for Research On Women is again the conference host & the New York Women’s Foundation, a returning sponsor, is also this year’s conference Co-Presenter. Presenter & Lambda Literary Award-Winning Author & Playwright Jewelle Gomez concluded, “Black Lesbians have been the innovators & the designers of our future, bringing healing & vision. I feel fortunate to have lived long enough to even hear the words Black Lesbian Conference out loud so being able to sit in rooms with those walking that path from our past to our future is a gift."
For More Info: beyondboldandbrave.org 
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1 comment:

Marilyn Rosen said...

This Conference sounds exciting and motivating and inspiring. Thank you, Charlotte, for sharing the news that this is happening.

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