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bell hooks Residency 2015


bell hooks Residency schedule 

Social justice scholar bell hooks will return to St. Norbert College April 20-24, 2015, to host three public talks and several SNC community events related to her work including theology of love and radical hospitality, engaged pedagogy, community building, and racial justice; hooks and Gloria Steinem will share a dialogue on April 21.

St. Norbert College is the only small liberal arts college honored to host a week-long residency by hooks.

About bell hooks
bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins). Honored as a leading public intellectual by The Atlantic Monthly, as well as one of Utne Reader's "100 Visionaries Who Could Change Your Life," hooks is a captivating speaker and canonical social justice scholar who has authored nearly 40 books, including five books for children. bell hooks began her first book, "Ain't I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism" (1981), when she was 19; it was named one of the "twenty most influential women's books of the last twenty years" by Publishers Weekly. hooks' creative, interdisciplinary scholarship has impacted multiple disciplines and her works are held as canon in courses internationally, from sociology to religious studies to media communication. hooks is currently the Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. "Each offering from bell hooks is a major event," said Dr. Maya Angelou. Learn more.

bell hooks/Gloria Steinem Dialogue
Famed writer, lecturer, editor and activist Gloria Steinem will be in dialogue with bell hooks for "Talking Together: A Legacy of Solidarity" at St. Norbert College on April 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the Walter Theatre on campus. Steinem's appearance will come during the week-long bell hooks Residency at the college.

Steinem, known internationally as a key historical figure and founder of the women's movement, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013 for her lifetime of social justice advocacy.
Tickets for this event have sold out due to high demand. We are thrilled by the positive response to the event. For other exciting ways to engage in the bell hooks residency, view the bell hooks Residency schedule of events and read below about viewing live-streamed events in real time.

Maps and Directions

The hooks/Steinem and hooks/Richie dialogues will be streamed live.

hooks/Steinem Video: CLICK HERE

hooks/Richie Video: CLICK HERE
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