Black woman, lesbian, militant feminist, librarian, poet, mother, warrior, cog in the radical machine of the late ’60s and early ’70s — Audre Lorde (1934-1992) was all of those things and more. Lorde was involved with both the black liberation and feminist movements, and her work transcends gender and race, speaking loud and proud to anyone who’ll listen. Think of her as the queer Maya Angelou — except she was the type to take a chain saw to the cage and let that motherfuckin’ bird sing free.
The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival brings Lorde alive with Audre Lord: The Berlin Years. The film discusses Lorde’s influence as an activist and writer, as well as her relationship to the German black diaspora, the development of the Afro-German movement, and the beginning of the anti-racist movement. Get your entitled ass to the Museum of Contemporary Art (770 NE 125th St., North Miami) for a reception from 6 to 7 p.m., followed immediately by a screening of the film. If you feel like pumping your fist in the air, donning a beret, and taking down the patriarchal establishment after the film, head to Luna Star Café (775 NE 125th St., Miami Shores) for a Q&A at 9 p.m.
Wed., March 27, 6 p.m., 2013