Levelle Porter, assistant professor at CUNY, wrote on the politics of Audre Lorde: “It is not our differences that divide us, it is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
Author D. Watkins spoke about growing up around crack in his east Baltimore neighborhood, addressed in his newest book The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir.
Despite the system that set him up for failure, Watkins went on to Baltimore University to earn a bachelor’s, John Hopkins University for a Master’s in education, and then Baltimore University for an MFA. For Watkins, college and education was his escape from drugs.
Poet Tayllor Johnson wrote a recap on the Medgar Evers International Writer’s Conference. Stay tuned for part 2 of the conference recap.