Total number of Members: 20
Private Rooms: 12
Shared Rooms: 4
Pets: No Pets Allowed
House of Audre Lorde is a space dedicated to amplifying the voices and narratives of People of Color. ICC Austin recognizes the ongoing legacy of racial inequity in the United States. Our goal is to provide a community living space that intentionally de-centers the dominant White cultural norms that Students of Color must navigate in their daily life. We envision this to be a supportive, academic, living and learning environment that promotes the health and well-being of its members in all aspects of life.
All students are welcomed to live at House of Audre Lorde. ICC Austin will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race. Members who decide to call House of Audre Lorde their home should fully understand and support the vision of the house and the reasons behind its creation.
As an organization, we acknowledge what we don’t know. This space will allow a new community and its development will be driven by the members with support from our staff. We offer this poem, by Micky ScottBey Jones, as a starting direction for the community.
An Invitation to Brave Space
Together we will create a brave space,
Because there is no such thing as a “safe space”.
We exist in the real world.
We all carry scars and we have all caused wounds.
In this space,
We seek to turn down the volume of the outside world,
We amplify voices that fight to be heard elsewhere,
We call each other to more truth and love.
We have the right to start somewhere and continue to grow.
We have the responsibility to examine what we think we know.
We will not be perfect.
This space will not be perfect.
It will not always be what we wish it to be
It will be our brave space together,
We will work on it side by side.