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“Bodymap: A Performance” with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Leah under a lavender tree

Presented by the Syracuse University Humanities Center
A Syracuse Symposium Event, 2017-2018 Theme: Belonging

The Douglas Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series
The Harry S. and Elva K. Ganders Lecture Series

Leah under a lavender tree

Lambda Award winning queer disabled Sri Lankan/Irish femme writer and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha will share new work and performance pieces from her work with disability justice collective Sins Invalid and her most recent books, Bodymap and Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home.

Piepzna-Samarasinha maps luscious and vulnerable terrains of transformative love, survivorhood, sick and disabled, queer, femme of color genius and all the homes we claim, make, and deserve.

Co-sponsored by the Disability Cultural Center;Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; South Asia Center;LGBT Studies;Office of Multicultural Affairs; and LGBT Resource Center.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available for the event. Parking available in the Booth Garage on Comstock Ave. Please contact us with requests for accessibility and accommodations. We ask all attendees not wear perfumes or other scented products to this event.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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304 ABC Schine Student Center
303 University Place
Syracuse, NY 13244 United States


Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series