Finding Our Place: A Conference in Honor of the Work and Writing of bell hooks This year is the 20th convening of the Annual Black Women’s Conference. In its history, there are few subjects of interest and important to the lives of Black women the conference has not explored. As we celebrate this important year of the conference, we turn our attention to the work of a native daughter of Kentucky and preeminent feminist and intellectual, bell hooks. Over the course of her career, hooks has been a leading thinker on the complexity of the positions of black women in American society and politics. hooks continues to challenge us with her current work to be both creative and thoughtful about understanding and making our place. Join us in celebrating the work of this important scholar and two decades of gathering black women in community.