Alexis Pauline Gumbs on Audre Lorde

“The future deserves a present where our truths were spoken.” -Alexis Pauline Gumbs, on Audre Lorde Collage, featuring Audre Lorde, created by Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

Queer Students of Color Conference 2015 Community Report Back

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” ~ African Proverb Acknowledgements Huge shout out to our keynotes, Fabian Romero and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha; all the volunteers; all the workshop presenters; the ASL interpreters; the Queer Resource Center staff; local restaurants, Thai Cottage, Basha’s, and Chipotle for feeding…

Zora Neale Hurston

“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston

Audre Lorde

“and when we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard nor welcomed but when we are silent we are still afraid. so it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive.” Quote from Audre Lorde’s poem, “Litany for Survival,” found in her book, The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde.

Toni Morrison

“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.’ This is not just a grab-bag candy…