Oct. 25, 2022: WGSS Lecture by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

"Because it hurts like the end of the world: living, surviving and creating the new world in pandemic grief"

Disability and transformative justice organizer, writer and poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha will share new writing and poetry, community based thinking and dreaming about the moment we're in- a time of "triple pandemic" (COVID, white supremacy and climate crisis) grief, governmental and societal efforts to erase the resistance and organizing of the past two years- and also a time of survival, resistance and possible ways of making the new world we need.

Moderated by Professor Mingwei Huang.

This is a virtual event scheduled for October 25, 4:30-6:30pm.

Advance registration at dartgo.org/wgsslecture is required.

ASL interpretation and CART will be provided. 

Please contact Bevan Dunbar (bevan.dunbar@dartmouth.edu, 603-646-2770) with questions and accommodation requests.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is the author of Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice, Tonguebreaker, Dirty River and other books. They are a long time disability and transformative justice movement worker and a 2020 Disability Futures fellow. Their new book, The Future Is Disabled: Prophecies, Love Notes and Mourning Songs is forthcoming October 2022.

This event is sponsored by the Program in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.