A conversation with Darnell L. Moore

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
4:00 - 5:30  pm
Land Hall (Belfer Building, floor 4)


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Part of the 2012-13 Audre Lorde Human Rights Lecture Series

"What Freedom Feels Like"

Darnell L. MooreDarnell L. Moore is a nationally recognized writer and activist. His work is informed by anti-racist, feminist, queer of color, and anti-colonial thought and advocacy. Darnell's essays, social commentary, poetry, and interviews have appeared in various national and international media venues. He is an Editorial Collective Member of The Feminist Wire and co-author, with former NFL player Wade Davis, II, of a bi-monthly column on black manhood and queer politics, "Tongues Untied," for The Huffington Post's "Gay Voices." He has held appointments as Visiting Fellow at Yale Divinity School, Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University, and as Lecturer at Rutgers University and City College in the City University of New York. Darnell is a board member of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at CUNY and The Tobago Center for Study and Practice of Indigenous Spirituality, as well as a member of the International Committee on Queer BDS and Pinkwashing for World Social Forum 2013.

Darnell is a recent recipient of the 2012 Humanitarian Award from the American Conference on Diversity for his advocacy in the city of Newark, where he served as Chair of the LGBTQ Concerns Advisory Commission under the auspices of Mayor Cory A. Booker. He is also the recent recipient, along with Professor Beryl Satter, of the 2012 Outstanding Academic Leadership Award from the Rutgers University LGBTQ and Diversity Resource Center for their work on developing the Queer Newark Oral History Project. In January 2012, Darnell visited Israel and the Palestinian territories as a member of the first-ever U.S. LGBTQ Delegation to Palestine. He received his B.A. in Social and Behavioral Science from Seton Hall University, his M.A. in Clinical Counseling from Eastern University, and his M.A. in Theological Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is presently working on a collection of essays, a book on Black queer Christian thought, and a co-edited anthology (with Stephanie Gilmore and Aishah Shahidah Simmons) entitled America's Autumn, which examines the intersections and convergences within America's contemporaneous moments of radical protest. Darnell hails from Camden, NJ, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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