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bell hooks scholar-in-residence - Are You Still a Slave? Liberating the Black Female Body

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

A public dialogue between bell hooks + Marci Blackman + Shola Lynch and Janet Mock.

Join bell hooks 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), in conversation about liberating the black female body.

This public dialogue will be livestreamed; follow the event at

bell hooks – scholar-in-residence
Among the leading public intellectuals of her generation, bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) returns to The New School for a weeklong residency. Dr. hooks' writings cover a broad range of topics including gender, race, teaching, and contemporary culture. According to her, these topics must be understood as interconnected and linked in the production of systems of oppression and class domination. This residency offers The New School community to directly engage with Dr. hooks and her commitment to feminism and justice regarding the black female body.

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Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Humanity, Society, Social Justice, Politics, Policy and Government, Education and Learning, Intellectual Culture and Big Ideas, Creativity and Innovation


Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts


Humanities, Social Justice, Gender and Sexuality


Open to the public; free admission. Seating is first-come, first-served



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