Events

BTGALA Spring Lecture: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on Disability Justice & Queer/Trans Liberation

  • Carl A. Fields Center Multipurpose Room 58 Prospect Avenue Princeton, NJ, 08540 United States

A part of the BTGALA annual lecture series, queer femme sick and disabled Sri Lankan/ Irish/Roma writer, educator and disability and transformative justice organizer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha will explore and interrogate the intersections of disability justice and queer and trans liberation. We will examine how centering disability justice in the work to organize around a/gender and a/sexuality is integral to the liberation of all.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer femme sick and disabled Sri Lankan/ Irish/Roma writer, educator and disability and transformative justice organizer. The Lambda and ALA Stonewall Award winning author of Dirty River, Bodymap, Love Cake, Consensual Genocide and co-editor of The Revolution Starts At Home, she co-founded and co-directed QTPOC performance collective Mangos With Chili from 2005-2015. A lead artist with disability justice performance troupe Sins Invalid, she is currently finishing her new book of essays, Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice Culture and book of poetry, Tonguebreaker

Sponsored by Princeton BTGALA with support from the LGBT Center, Women*s Center, Office of Disability Services, AccessAbility Center and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies