Elana Dykewomon Celebration of Life Program

Elana Dykewomon Celebration of Life

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A Celebration of the Life of Elana Dykewomon

Sunday, September 18, 2022
7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT / 5 p.m. MT / 4 p.m. PT

Opening Song
“We All...Every One of Us”
Sweet Honey in the Rock

Jennie Brier
Opening Remarks

Judith Katz
Reading from Riverfinger Women

Tryna Hope
“Take Anything”

Katherine Acey
Remembrance & Reading from “Naming the Lesbian Herstory Archives Again and Again”

Lepa Mladjenovic

Judith Masur
“A Law of Physics” & “A Lesbian Prerogative”

Susan Stinson
“Poem for the Protection of My Loved Ones”

Laura Rifkin

Linda Shear
“Howling Mountain”

Aviva Nachman
Remembrance & Reading from “They Will Know Me By My Teeth”

Rhea Shapiro
“What Was It”

Evelyn Torton Beck

Nell Myhand

Barbara Ruth
“Sweet Peas” & “In the Grave”

Irena Klepfisz
From Beyond the Pale

Poetry Selections

Julie R. Enszer
Final Remarks

Closing Slide Show
Music “An Alter Nigun” Performed by Isle of Klezbos

Elana generously supported these organizations:
Sinister Wisdom
National Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
Bay Area Chapter Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
The Women’s Cancer Resource Center
QWOCMAP (Queer Women’s Media Arts Project)
The Lesbian Herstory Archives
Bay Area Lesbian Archives
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Zoom announcements:

Zoom announcements in plain text:

Welcome to the Memorial Celebration of the life of Elana Dykewomon.
The program will be about an hour.
Please mute your microphone and keep it muted.
The chat is open and we welcome sharing about Elana’s life and influence in the chat.
This program is being recorded and will be posted online in a day or so at www.sinisterwisdom.org/elana
A program for tonight’s event will be pasted into the chat shortly.
The program is also available at www.sinisterwisdom.org/elanaprogram
If there are zoom problems of any kind, including trolling, the program will end and registered participants will receive further instructions.
Thank you for joining us this evening to celebrate Elana Dykewomon.

Various tributes, obituaries, and other content concerning Elana Dykewomon, can be found at www.sinisterwisdom.org/elana

"Empowerment comes from ideas."

Gloria Anzaldúa

“And the metaphorical lenses we choose are crucial, having the power to magnify, create better focus, and correct our vision.”
― Charlene Carruthers

"Your silence will not protect you."

Audre Lorde

“It’s revolutionary to connect with love”
— Tourmaline

"Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught."

― Leslie Feinberg

“The problem with the use of language of Revolution without praxis is that it promises to change everything while keeping everything the same. “
— Leila Raven