October 11-13, 2013 the Cassandra Voss Center hosted Billy Korinko ’09, former founding director of SNC’s Men’s Initiative, and current lecturer & Ph.D. candidate in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Kentucky. Korinko facilitated two programs focusing on masculinities, including the CVC’s first event in the year of bell hooks. This first installment included special guest Troy Landry, violence prevention advocate & feminist. The panel explored questions related to masculinities, love, and creating tools for men to imagine spaces outside of dominant narratives about masculinity. The panel also shared excerpts from bell hooks' text of the same name: The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity & Love.
year of bell hooks
Yearlong programs that celebrate the prolific scholar, social justice advocate, feminist, & canonical writer culminating with her visit to St. Norbert College April 15-17, 2014.
Click HERE to learn more about bell hooks and her work.
OCTOBER- The Will to Change
DECEMBER- Reel to Real
42: The Jackie Robinson Story
Wednesday 12.4.13 6-8:30pm
Men of Distinction and Cassandra Voss Center present the film “42- Jackie Robinson Story.” Discussion led by Men of Distinction with remarks by Dr. Keith Sherony, SNC Professor of Economics & Baseball Expert. The second installment of the “year of bell hooks” at the Cassandra Voss Center, this program is based on hooks’ book Reel to Real: Race, Class, and Sex at the Movies.
Pizza and Cracker Jacks Provided. Play Ball!
FEBRUARY- TRANS* 101
Noon Book Discussion & pizza
3pm Trans* 101 Public Talk
A “year of bell hooks program” following the call of hooks’ Teaching to Transgress, Trans* 101 features two events. Helen Boyd will lead a discussion on her book, She’s Not the Man I Married, in which she explores life with her transgender partner, and analyzes gender and how it plays out in relationships. Boyd will also give a public talk on understanding transgender issues especially on campus and in the classroom.
Prof. Helen Boyd is an award-winning writer, speaker, and professor. Author of My Husband Betty and She’s Not the Man I Married, she has appeared on a variety of media in including PBS and the Dr. Keith Ablow Show. Boyd teaches Gender Studies at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.
MARCH- Writing Beyond Race
Thurs 3.13.14 1pm
This “year of bell hooks” event focuses conversation on hooks’ most recent book, Writing Beyond Race, in which hooks uses a series of essays in critique of modern media from Precious and Crash to the biography of Malcolm X. Hooks discusses how readers, writers, activists, and scholars can be called to challenge domination and oppression and think critically about race, gender, and class. Discussion led by Billy Korinko ’09, former founding Director of SNC’s Men’s Initiative, and current lecturer & Ph.D. candidate in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Kentucky.
MARCH: "Prof, PJs, and Prez" bell hooks Children's Books
A Cassandra Voss Center “year of bell hooks” program for all ages, join us for milk & cookies to hear President Tom Kunkel (and professors and staff!) read from bell hooks’ children's books in PJs. Learn about bell hooks, canonical social justice scholar and author of more than 35 scholarly books, through the eyes of a kid! All are welcome, pajama attire preferred.
April: Critical Perspectives on bell hooks
George Yancy at St. Norbert College
Tues April 1- Weds April 2, 2014
Dr. George Yancy is Professor of Philosophy at McAnulty College Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University. Author of over 15 books including 3 Choice Outstanding Academic Book awards, Yancy works primarily in the areas of critical philosophy of race, critical whiteness studies, and philosophy of the Black experience, with focus on experiences of race on majority white campuses. Yancy also co-edited "Critical Perspectives on bell hooks," a collection of articles analyzing hooks’ work.
In this “year of bell hooks” collaboration with the Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy, Yancy’s public talk will discuss race, whiteness, and philosophy as it applies to primarily white colleges. The following day Yancy will focus a faculty luncheon discussion surrounding the work of bell hooks, particularly involving inclusion and pedagogy concerning racial awareness in the classroom.
Tues April 1, 4:15pm
Speaking at Faculty/Staff Student Collaborations Celebration, Bemis Ballroom
Tues April 1, 7pm
George Yancy: "Fear of Black Bodies and the Problem of Whiteness"
Co-sponsored Killeen Chair & Cassandra Voss Center, at Ft Howard Theatre
Faculty Development Luncheon
George Yancy: "Thinking about Whiteness and the Classroom: Through the Lens of bell hooks"
Co-sponsored Faculty Development & Cassandra Voss Center, at Cassandra Voss Center
*Please Note: this is a closed event for faculty
bell hooks at SNC April 15-17, 2014
Tues April 15, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Walter Theater
Cassandra Voss Center Lecture: bell hooksWed April 16, 10 a.m., Old St. Joe's
Sacred Hour with bell hooks
Wed, April 16, 4:15pm, Cassandra Voss Center
bell hooks reads her children’s books