A Carriacou word meaning women who work together as friends and lovers. The name ZAMI also honors the late Audre Lorde, a Black lesbian feminist who was poet laureate for New York State and who wrote the biomythography ZAMI: A New Spelling of My Name.
National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging
ZAMI NOBLA aims to empower, affirm, and serve the lives of lesbians of African descent as a resource for the latest research on the issues that affect us the most.
“I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk through the rain.” —Audre Lorde
For most of its existence, ZAMI provided a support base of discussion, information and programming for lesbians of African descent in Atlanta and beyond. We hope to provide a safe place for discussion of relevant issues that affect the daily lives and states of the women in our communities.
AUDRE LORDE SCHOLARSHIP
ZAMI NOBLA is now accepting applications for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. Scholarships are granted to Black Lesbians over 40 who are making a difference in their communities.
Application Deadline: July 30, 2016
Award Amount: $1,000