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Friday, January 20 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Self Care and Radical Openness

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This session will hold space for collectively defining what counter-hegemonic self-care looks like. We will refer to women of color feminist writing as our starting points for this discussion, including "Choosing the Margin as a Space of Radical Openness" (bell hooks, Yearning, 1990), Audre Lorde's assertion that caring for ourselves is "not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." Together, we will share practices for care and dream up new approaches that affirm the political act of sustaining ourselves and each other, especially those whose lives are deeply impacted by interpersonal, institutional, and systemic violence.

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Kendra Danowski

Kendra Danowski (pronouns: she/her) joined Lang’s Office of Civic Engagement & Social Justice (CESJ) in January 2015. She designs and facilitates programs for Lang students centered on social justice theory and activism, supports equitable institutional change at the university, and collaborates with community partner organizations across New York. Among other CESJ programs, Kendra co-manages the Gural Scholars Program, Summer Student... Read More →

Friday January 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Room 601