Community Workshop on Disability Justice with Leah Lakshmi

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha


Monday, November 12, 2012 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm


Merrill Living Room, Hampshire College

2012 Lambda Literary Award Winner and 2011 Pushcart Prize nominee Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled Sri Lankan writer, teacher and cultural worker. She is the author of Consensual Genocide and Love Cake and co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities. She co-founded Mangos With Chili, the national queer and trans people of color performance organization, is a lead artist with Sins Invalid and teaches with June Jordan's Poetry for the People. In 2010 she was named one of the Feminist Press' “40 Feminists Under 40 Who Are Shaping the Future.”

"Her vision stands to rearrange the ways we approach community, creating art, and loving. Every time I’ve heard her read I’ve come away new.”- Tara Hardy, Bent Writing Institute

Sponsored by these Hampshire College programs and offices: Civil Liberties and Public Policy, the Lebrón-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center, Diversity and Multicultural Education, Queer International & People of Color (QIPOC), Community Partnerships for Social Change, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Students, Disabilities Services, Queer Community Alliance Center, the Wellness Center, and Campus Leadership and Activities.

This event is open to the public and food will be provided.

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