Events at the bell hooks Institute
Fall 2016 at the bell hooks Institute:
Monday, October 3 4-6pm: Dee Dee Risher and bell hooks
Dee Dee Risher is associate communications director for Project HOME, a nonprofit working to end homelessness in Philadelphia. Risher has published over 200 articles in such magazines as Sojourners, Progressive Christian, The Utne Reader, and Grid magazine and blogs for The Huffington Post, Theological Curves, and other venues. Risher is a longtime resident of Philadelphias southwest Germantown neighborhood, a poor and working-class community, where she helped launch a faith-based, intentional cooperative housing community.
Monday, October 10 4-6pm: Dr. George Yancy and bell hooks
Dr. George Yancy is a professor of philosophy at Emory University. He has written, edited and co-edited numerous books, including Black Bodies, White Gazes, Look, a White! and Pursuing Trayvon Martin, co-edited with Janine Jones.
Tuesday, November 1 4-6pm: Mae Suramek and bell hooks
Mae Suramek is the founder of Noodle Nirvana, a restaurant in Berea, which betters communities by supporting local nonprofit initiatives. Suramek is the former executive director of the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, a non-profit service and advocacy organization whose mission is to eliminate sexual violence and human trafficking in 17 counties in central Kentucky. Suramek has a B.A. in psychology from Berea College and an M.A. in counseling from Eastern Kentucky University. She believes, with every fiber of her being, that the world is more whole when we focus on that which binds us, rather than what divides us.
Spring 2016 at the bell hooks Institute: Conversating: Black Men Speak
Saturday, April 9 4-6pm: Dr. Cornel West and bell hooks
Monday, April 11 4-6pm: Darnell Moore and bell hooks
Tuesday, April 12 4-6pm: Jim Embry and bell hooks
Wednesday, April 13 4-6pm: Oman Frame and bell hooks
* Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. *
Fall 2015 at the bell hooks Institute:
Sister to Sister with Beverly Guy-Sheftall and bell hooks
New Feminist Visions with Imani Perry and bell hooks
Black Macho Revisited with Michele Wallace
Gloria Steinem and bell hooks: A Conversation
Spring Preview 2014 at the bell hooks Institute:
Inauguration of the bell hooks Institute with Laverne Cox and bell hooks
Gloria Steinem and bell hooks at the bell hooks Institute
Conversating: Black Men Speak at the bell hooks Institute