Guest Speaker: Dr. Nalia Keleta-Mae
published: 2013 | Presentation | Headline
This lecture will discuss some of the ways secrets compromise our ability to imagine and undermine our capacity to do the work our imaginings require. This is a lecture about truth-telling, about the reality that there are many truths, and that the telling of any one of our truths directly affects the lives of others. I believe, like many feminist, critical race, and queer theorists, that freedom is on the other side of truth-telling. In many families and communities, we keep secrets because we experience and navigate daily the threats of racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression. We wordlessly agree to make and hold secrets as a means of survival and protection -- for ourselves and for those we love most dearly. I will argue that secrets cannot keep us safe forever.
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revised Feb 12/13