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A Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back

A Love Letter to This bridge called my back with an image of four collaged women walking on a green background
May 21 - June 29, 2024
11:00AM - 6:00PM
Urban Arts Space

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Add to Calendar 2024-05-21 11:00:00 2024-06-29 18:00:00 A Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back In 1981, Chicana feminist intellectuals Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa published what would become a touchstone work for generations of feminist women of color—the seminal This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. To celebrate and honor this important work, editors gloria j. wilson, Joni B. Acuff, and Amelia M. Kraehe offer new generations A Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back. The first exhibition of works from the 2022 anthology A Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back honors the groundbreaking work of Gloria Anzaldúa and Cherríe Moraga while extending their work to spark new dialogues and creative voices. This exhibition showcases a selection of artworks and poetic pronouncements from a diverse array of contributors to the book. A Love Letter encourages visitors to make space to consider the imperative of an intimacy with themselves, our natural impulse to build up and connect with one another across generations, and the vitality of doing this work through aesthetic forms.More than a retrospective, A Love Letter serves as a testament to the ongoing impact of Anzaldúa and Moraga's influential 1981 anthology. These literary and artful pieces celebrate the experiences, love, and collective power of women of color, visually reminding us of our multidimensionality, vibrancy, and strength.This show was made possible through the support of The Ohio State Center for Feminist Research, Education and Engagement (FREE Center).Opening Reception: Saturday, May 25, 4–6 PM at Urban Arts SpacePanel Discussion and Closing Reception: Thursday, June 27, 6–8 PM at Urban Arts Space Urban Arts Space Urban Arts Space uas@osu.edu America/New_York public

In 1981, Chicana feminist intellectuals Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa published what would become a touchstone work for generations of feminist women of color—the seminal This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. To celebrate and honor this important work, editors gloria j. wilson, Joni B. Acuff, and Amelia M. Kraehe offer new generations A Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back

The first exhibition of works from the 2022 anthology A Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back honors the groundbreaking work of Gloria Anzaldúa and Cherríe Moraga while extending their work to spark new dialogues and creative voices. This exhibition showcases a selection of artworks and poetic pronouncements from a diverse array of contributors to the book. A Love Letter encourages visitors to make space to consider the imperative of an intimacy with themselves, our natural impulse to build up and connect with one another across generations, and the vitality of doing this work through aesthetic forms.

More than a retrospective, A Love Letter serves as a testament to the ongoing impact of Anzaldúa and Moraga's influential 1981 anthology. These literary and artful pieces celebrate the experiences, love, and collective power of women of color, visually reminding us of our multidimensionality, vibrancy, and strength.

This show was made possible through the support of The Ohio State Center for Feminist Research, Education and Engagement (FREE Center).

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 25, 4–6 PM at Urban Arts Space

Panel Discussion and Closing Reception: Thursday, June 27, 6–8 PM at Urban Arts Space

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