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bell hooks and Other Scholars to Speak at St. Norbert College

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From St. Norbert College, March 21, 2017
by Matthew Matuszak,, 920-403-3089

Renowned social justice scholar bell hooks will return to St. Norbert College for a five-day residency at the Cassandra Voss Center from April 3-7. She will present talks on identity, love and spirituality, and participate in dialogues with artists, scholars and writers. Events that are free and open to the public are as follows:

Breakfast of Champions

Monday, April 3, at 9:30 a.m. in the Cassandra Voss Center on the college campus.

This morning event with kick off the 2017 residency where hooks will engage in a conversation with Thomas Kunkel, president of St. Norbert College.

bell hooks Agape Latte

Monday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cassandra Voss Center on the college campus.

hooks will share her spiritual journey and life of social activism. The night will include live music, hooks-themed trivia and coffee. Agape Latte is a speaker series that features faculty and staff members sharing stories about the intersection of life and faith.

bell hooks, George Yancy and Harry Brod Dialogue

Tuesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the Walter Theater of the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts on the college campus.

Brod, hooks, and Yancy will engage in a dialogue about the future of feminism, in addition to discussing love, men and masculinity in modern society. This event will also be livestreamed online.

bell hooks and Bettina Love Dialogue: Liberatory Education

Wednesday, April 5, at 4 p.m. in the Walter Theater of the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts on the college campus. hooks and Love will engage in a dialogue on liberatory education, education theory and black girlhood. This event will also be livestreamed online.

bell hooks' 2017 Cassandra Voss Center residency is her fourth visit to the St. Norbert College campus. She is currently the Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian studies at Berea College in Kentucky, where her own bell hooks Institute is a sister organization to the Cassandra Voss Center at St. Norbert. hooks is a leading public intellectual and the author of more than 40 books.

George Yancy is a professor of philosophy at Emory College, where his scholarship focuses on critical whiteness studies and philosophy of the black experience. Yancy also writes regularly for the New York Times.

Harry Brod is a professor of sociology at the University of Northern Iowa. This past fall, he joined St. Norbert College as the first-ever semester-long distinguished visiting scholar in masculinity studies, a field in which he is a founding figure.

Bettina Love is an award-winning author and associate professor of education at the University of Georgia. She is a recent Harvard Hip-hop Fellow and has written a civics curriculum called "Get Free."

The full details of each scheduled event and more on each featured speaker, including hooks, are available at The residency is co-sponsored by Humana, the St. Norbert College education department and the St. Norbert College Emmaus Center, and is part of the Cassandra Voss Center's 2016-2017 series of programs, "Untied: masculinity now."

For more information on the bell hooks residency and other Cassandra Voss Center programs, call 920-403-4116 or email

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