bell hooks feminist discussion series: Who is Listening / What is Liberating / And How to Take Shelter

The three following discussions are each over an hour long.  Please enjoy them at your own pace.  Diehards may feel free to watch them back to back of course.

bell hooks~ Black Female Voices: Who is Listening  A public dialogue between bell hooks + Melissa Harris-Perry  (a week-long residency at The New School)

Melissa Harris-Perry: founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South, Professor of Political Science at Tulane University, author, and host of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,”

To read an online copy of bell hooks  FEMINISM IS FOR EVERYBODY Passionate Politics go to:

bell hooks~ Are You Still a Slave? Liberating the Black Female Body Eugene Lang College The New School ( presents a conversation with bell hooks, scholar-in-residence at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts ( and other leading voices in black feminism and the LGBTQ community: author Marci Blackman (Tradition), film director Shola Lynch (Free Angela and All Political Prisoners), and author and activist Janet Mock (Redefining Realness), about liberating the black female body.

For more than three decades, bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) has been recognized internationally as a scholar, poet, author, and radical thinker. The dozens of books and articles she has published span several genres, including cultural and political analyses and critiques, personal memoirs, poetry collections, and children’s books. Her writings cover topics of gender, race, class, spirituality, teaching, and the significance of media in contemporary culture. According to Dr. hooks, these topics must be understood as interconnected in the production of systems of oppression and class domination.

The bell hooks residency at The New School is an opportunity for students to engage with education as a practice of freedom. They can participate in a series of intimate conversations and public dialogues on subjects ranging from politics to love, race to spirituality, gender to lived bodies.

bell hooks~ How Do We Define Feminist Liberation?  Eugene Lang College The New School presents a conversation with bell hooks, with R&B singer Lisa Fischer (20 Feet from Stardom) and actress Kim Sykes (Pariah) about celebrating black female power.

Lisa Fischer performing “Gimme Shelter” at the BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech in Brooklyn, NY 8-7-14.

(note of interest: bell hooks was among the visiting writers and speakers during K. J .Legry’s freshman college orientation.  She conducted K. J.’s smaller group workshop about diversity.)


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