12. September 2019 - 18:30 till 20:00
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“If We Forget Ourselves, Who Will Be Left to Remember Us?”: A Conversation with Cherríe Moraga | | Thursday, 12. September 2019

For the 2019 Helen Pond McIntyre ’48 Lecture, join Cherríe Moraga, the celebrated activist, writer, and co-editor of the influential anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981), for a reading and discussion of her new memoir, Native Country of the Heart (2019), a love letter to her mother and an intimate portrait of the U.S.-Mexican diaspora. She will speak to the issue of cultural amnesia in the United States and the recuperation of ancestral memory toward the radicalization of political consciousness and activism for the future. 
Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Women and Society; Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC); Center for ******* and Gay Studies (CLAGS); and the Provost’s Office at The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Events are free and open to the public. RSVP is preferred but not required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis.