Today in 1934: Black feminist lesbian poet Audre Lorde is born in New York City. In her book, “Black Women Writers”, Lorde says, quote “The question of social protest and art is inseparable. . . . Art for art’s sake doesn’t exist for me.
Her poetry will speak powerfully against racial and sexual oppression, as well as her erotic poems, which break the silence on lesbian love. Quote: “Within a woman’s capacity for feeling, our ability to love, to touch the erotic, lies so much of our power, our ability to posit, to vision.”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
This year, Madison Public Library is offering free tax filing for individuals, courtesy of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, or VITA. VITA will be at the Hawthorne Branch of Madison Public Library, 2707 East Washington Avenue on the following Saturdays: February 23rd, March 9th and 23rd, and April 6th, from 9am to 1pm. Appointments are 20 to 30 minutes. If you are married, both you and your spouse must be present. Call the Central Library reference desk at 266-6350 to schedule an appointment or for questions.
Beginning February 25th, there will be a four-part Bicycling Workshop Series featuring expert panelists from the Madison biking community. Learn about why you should commute, gear, safety, and more. Visit choosetocommute.org for more info or to register.