Audre Lorde Book Launch and Birthday Celebration

The Spirit of Audre Lorde Packed Hunter's Kaye Playhouse


Beginning with a drumming welcoming ceremony, the spirit of Audre Lorde literally filled the house.

The first annual birthday celebration for Audre Lorde and book launch for The Wind is Spirit brought together both young, and back in the day fans, who were all moved and motivated by her poignant words. We were so pleased to welcome Chirlane McCray, First Lady Of New York City to the stage. She met Audre in the late 70s when the two attended meetings of the Salsa Soul Sisters together and remains inspired by Audre’s work and life. Author and Activist Staceyann Chin read an original work in which¬† Audre served as a touchstone for the “Fierce” woman warrior she has become. The evening was a tremendous tribute to the Black feminist, lesbian, poet, mother, warrior Audre Lorde.