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
“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
The Audre Lorde Scholarship Awards are designed to recognize black lesbians and lesbians of color over 40 who are making significant contributions to their communities. ZAMI NOBLA wants to support and encourage their continuing education by providing scholarships to those women enrolled in accredited technical, undergraduate and graduate programs.