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From Darkness to Light: Examining Oppression and Liberation Through Poetry

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

The power and impact of poetry is on the rise, as a way for our nation to turn inward to understand our social, political, and economic inequities. Join Erica Bumpers as she explores the writings “Hanging Fire” by Audre Lord and “And Perhaps That Made Her Beautiful” by Morgan Harper Nichols, and their relevance to the lived experiences of today’s youth who face a society resistant to change.

This presentation is part of the Brown School's recognition of Black History Month.

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Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Brown School


Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society, Campus & Community



Black History Month
Social Work
Event Contact


Speaker Information

Erica Bumpers, managing director, Race and Opportunity Lab
Washington University in St. Louis

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