Audre Lorde Legacy Festival

Audre Lorde Legacy Festival


Hawaii Premier: Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years – 1984 to 1992 – Dir. Dagmar Schultz

University of Hawaii at Manoa

September 20 + 21, 2012

The University of Hawai’i will host a two-day Audre Lorde Legacy Festival, Thursday, September 20 + Friday, September 21, 2012, featuring readings of Audre Lorde’s writings and screenings of earlier documentaries chronicling her work and influence in Germany, the U.S. and elsewhere.

On Thursday, September 20, 2012, the Audre Lorde Legacy Festival will feature the Hawaii premier of Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years – 1984 to 1992 with director Dagmar Schultz in attendance to discuss. This 2012 documentary premiered at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival to critical acclaim.

The film chronicles Audre Lorde’s work with and impact on Afro-German, feminist and LGBT communities in Berlin and Germany from the mid-1980s to her passing in 1992. As other films in the two-day festival lay out, Lorde’s work as an African-American poet, writer, professor and activist also impacted the African diaspora.

Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years – 1984 to 1992 will screen on Thurs. Sept. 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm

at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM), in the Art Auditorium. Free.

Author and artist Ika Hügel-Marshall read from and discuss her  autobiography Invisible Woman: Growing Up Black in Germany on Fri. Sept. 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm at UHM, Center for Korean Studies. Free.

For full conference program, please visit:

For further information, contact Professor Christina Gerhardt,

Conference Co-organizers: Professor Christina Gerhardt (LLEA/German),

Professor Elisa White (Ethnic Studies) and Professor Caroline Sinavaiana (English)

Generously co-sponsored by the German Consulate of San Francisco; Honorary Consul of Germany for the State of Hawai’i; Rosa Luxemburg Foundation; American Association of Teachers of German – Hawai’i Chapter; Epsilon Mu / National German Honorary Society – Hawaii Chapter; Academy of Creative Media; College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature; College of Arts and Humanities; College of Social Sciences; Department of American Studies; Department of Art and Art History; Department of English; Department of Ethnic Studies; Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas; and Department of Women’s Studies.