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Apr 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm

The University and the Universe: A Black Feminist Archive of the Possible


Sista Docta Alexis Pauline Gumbs will offer an interactive training for students, staff and community members interested in connecting their global passions to their daily lives within the structure of the university. Using writing, listening, and small and large group activities, we will explore self, space, power, and purpose.

Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a queer black trouble-maker and a black feminist love evangelist. She walks in the legacy of black lady school teachers in post slavery communities who offered sacred educational space to the intergenerational newly free in exchange for the random necessities of life. As the first person to do archival research in the papers of Audre Lorde, June Jordan and Lucille Clifton while achieving her PhD in English, Africana Studies and Women’s Studies at Duke University, she honors the lives and creative works of Black feminist geniuses as sacred texts for all people. She believes that in the time we live in, access to the intersectional holistic brilliance of the black feminist tradition is as crucial as learning how to read.

This free event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Event Website

Date and Time

Apr 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm


Geisel Library, Seuss Room

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Apr 18, 2017.

Event Fee



Lia Friedman    858-822-2784


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

The Library

Event Category

Talks and Lectures