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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 (map)

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. Facebook event: http://tinyurl.com/sp2017lecture

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.

Access information and requests: Doors will open at 7:15pm. Show will begin at 7:30pm. In order that folks and performers be able to attend, please come fragrance free. At the bare minimum, please do not wear perfume, cologne, essential oils or products scented with them. For more info, visit: http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15 and https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/#toggle-id-3

ASL interpretation and/or CART services will be offered if requested by Tue Mar 28 at 12pm EST by contacting Andy Cofino at acofino@princeton.edu or 609-258-7400. The Carl A. Fields Center is wheelchair accessible and bathrooms are accessible for manual, powerchair and scooter users. There are two all genders accessible bathrooms located on the second floor, which is accessible by elevator.

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