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“Black Feminism, Black Freedom”: bell hooks Symposium

On Friday, February 3rd, The Northeastern Africana Studies Program presented its annual bell hooks Symposium, “Black Feminism, Black Freedom”. The symposium celebrated the life and legacy of Black feminist author bell hooks, featuring a variety of accomplished Black feminist panelists. Régine Michelle Jean-Charles (Director of Africana Studies, Dean’s Professor of Culture and Social Justice, Professor of Africana Studies and WGSS), articulated during the event’s introductory remarks that “The compelling and too often elusive concept of freedom is one that has preoccupied Black feminists for centuries since the earliest conceptualization of the term and even before we have fought for, worked towards and strived for freedom”. Demita Frazier, revered Black feminist activist and co-founder of the Combahee River Collective, spoke to attendees about her experiences in political organizing.

Read more about the bell hooks Symposium in News@Northeastern!
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