Conference Schedule

Please join the African American and Africana Studies Program for the 20th Annual Black Women’s Conference.

Finding Our Place: A Conference in Honor of the Work and Writings of bell hooks

April 18 | 12:00-4:30pm Alumni Gallery, William T. Young Library
April 18 | 6:00pm, Lucille Little Black Box Theater, Fine Arts Bldg
April 19 | 9:00am-5:00pm, Lyric Theater and Cultural Center
April 19 | 7:00pm, Lucille Little Black Box Theater, Fine Arts Bldg

Friday, April 18, 2014 (University of Kentucky Campus)

bell hooks Reading Room (an exhibit of her works)
Alumni Gallery, William T. Young Library

Bone Black: A Student Roundtable on the work of bell hooks
Alumni Gallery, William T. Young Library


Anna Julia Cooper Lecture
Alumni Gallery, William T. Young Library

Stephanie Troutman (Appalachian State University)

"Fabulachia: ghetto fabulous, hood and (hip hop) feminist? in Appalachia"


Zora Neale Hurston Lecture:

DJ Lynee Denise

"Soulful Critical Thought: bell hooks and the Making of a DJ Scholar"

Lucille Little Black Box Theater
Fine Arts Building

Saturday, April 19, 2014 (Lyric Theater and Cultural Center)

Opening and Welcome

Mary McLeod Bethune Lecture

Dr. Imani Perry (Princeton University)


bell hooks as a Feminist handbook: A Panel on the Work in Practice

Myeiya Morrow ( PhD Candidate, University of Kentucky)
Rosalyn Robinson (Assistant Director, Martin Luther King Center and Diversity Education & Community Building)
Kaila Afrekete Story (Associate Professor and Audre Lorde Chair in Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Louisville)

12:30 Lunch
2:00 Finding Place and Feminist Futures: A Conversation with bell hooks

Digging Deep: bell hooks and Engaging the Creative

Asha French

5:00 Dinner on your own

Doris Y. Wilkinson Distinguished Lecture

Judith Casselberry
Little Black Box Theater


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