Writer Bell Hooks to Lecture at WFU

Writer Bell Hooks will present “Love, Race and Domination” at Wake Forest University on April 6.

The free and public lecture will begin at 5 p.m. in the Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium.

Hooks is a writer, feminist activist and social critic. Her works explore topics such as African-American feminism, the civil rights movement and capitalism. Her publications include “Ain’t I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism” and “Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black.” Both explore the voice of black women within current mainstream feminism.

Hooks, born Gloria Watkins, writes under her great-grandmother’s name to pay homage to the unheard voice of black women in the past and present. She frequently lowercases her name to symbolize her skepticism of fame and ego.

The lecture is sponsored by the Wake Forest history department, women’s studies, the Student Life office, the Black Student Alliance, Asian Student Interest Association, the Student Union Fine Arts Committee, the Women’s Issues Network and the Alliance for Cultural and Racial Harmony.

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