SCO-1-12The 1st Black Lesbian DIY Fest was held at the Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn, NY on  October 18, 2014 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Over 300 people purchased materials, participated in workshops facilitated by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, JP Howard, Sherley C. Olopherne, and Pamela Snead, or toured  the “worlds largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities.” Black Lesbian DIY Fest is organized by Sherley C. Olopherne, the curator of the zine series “Black Lesbians @Lesbian Herstory Archives 1980s-2000s.” 100% of tabling fees paid were donated to the Lesbian Herstory Archives celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014.


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