20th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch

Oct/20/2018

20th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch

Event Detail: 
10 AM - 1 PM
Event Presenter: 
Fenway’s Women’s Health Team

On Saturday, October 20, 10am-1pm, join Fenway’s Women’s Health Team for the 20th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch, a celebration of women of color and their supporters whose lives have been affected by cancer. Started in 1999, the brunch is named in memory of Audre Lorde, a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.” She was also a cancer survivor who bravely documented her 14-year battle against the disease in The Cancer Journals and her book of essays A Burst of Light. The Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch is a gathering for women of color to share, network, and rediscover their resilience and strength.

During the 20th Anniversary, we will gather in community, celebrate our lives, and reflect on the history and growth of the event. The event will feature a musical performance by Zili Misik, an interactive drumming session from Genki Spark, a storytelling workshop by Red Sage Stories, health education sessions, raffle items, and more. At the brunch, the community will also have access to resource tables from the YMCA, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Cancer Care Center at Boston Medical Center, and more. Please note the new location of The NonProfit Center, 2nd Floor, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111, with more accessibility by the green, orange, and silver lines and more space to celebrate the momentous occasion.

This event is free, but space is limited. Register today!