Jamaican-born lesbian poet, activist, author, womanist Staceyann Chin gave a stellar performance at 14th & V on May 1st, 2013 to an overflowing crowd to launch our new gender and sexuality series. Staceyann unapologetically identifies as Caribbean and black, Asian and lesbian, woman and resident of Brooklyn.

Zami: A Circle of LGBTQ Cultural Performances & Conversations at Busboys and Poets is named after the work of Audre Lorde, and seeks to honor her legacy as a fearless black, lesbian poet, author and educator.

This monthly gender and sexuality series seeks to energize community discourse regarding the intersections of sexuality, gender, race and human rights by bringing together artists, scholars, and community members to talk about their work as people committed to LGBTQ and feminist values and action. 

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Busboys and Poets Books Review: From Headshops to Whole Foods

From Head Shops to Whole Foods by Joshua Clark Davis is a scholarly examination of activist entrepreneurs who use business as a tool to enact social and political change. It’s a far-reaching subject to dedicate this sort of academic rigor to, and the author limits his examination to four subjects: African American bookstores, head shops, … Continued