Berea author, feminist and social activist, bell hooks, is one of four writers to be inducted into the 2018 Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame on Jan. 31 at the Lexington Carnegie Center.
“bell hooks is one of the most influential cultural critics of our time,” said Neil Chethik, executive director of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. “She has built a worldwide readership over 40 years with unique insights on such topics as love, race and power.” Continue reading bell hooks to be Inducted Into Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame →
Gloria Steinem and bell hooks
Noted American writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist Gloria Steinem and bell hooks, Berea’s Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies, recently spoke at the bell hooks Institute at Berea College. During the event Steinem and hooks shared memories from their distinguished careers, passages from their books and reflections about feminism and other current issues. The occasion was part of a series of ongoing events to celebrate the opening of the bell hooks Institute.
Forty two students decided to sacrifice their weekend in order to embark on a journey to the city that never sleeps for one reason: they are the 99%. From October 7 through October 9, these students’ lives were transformed in more ways than one. For some, this was the first time they were leaving Kentucky. For others, this was the first time they participated in a protest and for the rest, well, we are college students searching for an ultimate understanding of life and its correlation to what we learn in our classrooms. Berea College taught us this. They taught us to speak our minds, to stand up for equality and what is right; they taught us to see both sides of the story and to never settle because we come from backgrounds with less opportunity. Truth is we belonged there. We felt empowered surrounded by people who were there because they, too, refuse to settle and together our voices were stronger. Continue reading From Berea to Wall Street and Back →
On September 29, Dr. Andrea Smith, a Cherokee intellectual, feminist and anti-violence activist, will present her convocation address “Indigenous Women and Social Justice” at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Auditorium. Continue reading Feminist and activist, Dr. Andrea Smith, shares insights about gender, race & violence →