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St. Norbert College to Welcome Parker Palmer & Hari Kondabolu; bell hooks Returns

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From St. Norbert College, November 4, 2015
by Mariah Doughman,, 920-403-3089

Social justice scholar bell hooks returns for another weeklong residency at St. Norbert College in April, 2016. Throughout the week hooks will be in dialogue with noted activists, scholars and artists. hooks will also have several conversations about her work, which includes a catalog of over 40 books. She returns for a third time to St. Norbert where the Cassandra Voss Center serves as a sister-center to her own bell hooks Institute at Berea College, KY. bell hooks will be in conversation with Hari Kondabolu, comic, on April 19, 2016 and with Parker J. Palmer, founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal, on April 20, 2016 in the Walter Theatre in the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts on the St. Norbert College campus.

Parker J. Palmer is a world-renowned writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change.

Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who the "NY Times" has called "one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today." He has been featured on David Letterman, Conan, John Oliver, Jimmy Kimmel, and NPR's Terry Gross.

bell hooks once said, "I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance." hooks has educated others on this sentiment by participating in public lectures and always being in conversation about the importance of social justice; this includes her multiple residencies at St. Norbert College.

Further details on the 2016 bell hooks residency will be released in the coming months. For more information, visit or

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