Date & Time
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
Free and open to the public
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
**This event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule in the coming months.**
Mikki Kendall Discusses "Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot." She will be joined in conversation by Erika L. Sánchez. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.
Presented in partnership with the University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
At the Co-op
About the book: How can we stand in solidarity as a movement, Kendall asks, when there is the distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others? In her searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women. Drawing on her own experiences with hunger, violence, and hypersexualization, along with incisive commentary on politics, pop culture, the stigma of mental health, and more, "Hood Feminism" delivers an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux. An unforgettable debut, Kendall has written a ferocious clarion call to all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed.
About the author: Mikki Kendall is a writer, speaker, and blogger whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, TIME, Salon, Ebony, Essence, and elsewhere. An accomplished public speaker, she has discussed race, feminism, violence in Chicago, tech, pop culture, and social media on NPR's Tell Me More, Al Jazeera's The Listening Post, BBC Women's Hour, Huffington Post Live, as well as at universities across the country. In 2017, she was awarded Best Food Essay from the Association of Food Journalists for her essay on hot sauce, Jim Crow, and Beyoncé. She co-edited the Locus nominated anthology "Hidden Youth," and is part of the Hugo-nominated team of editors at Fireside Magazine. A veteran, she lives in Chicago with her family.
About the interlocutor: Erika L. Sánchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. A poet, essayist, and fiction writer, she is the author of a young adult novel, "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter", a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, and instant New York Times Bestseller; and the poetry collection, "Lessons on Expulsion", a finalist for the PEN America Open Book Award. She is a recent recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts in Poetry, and was a 2017-2019 Princeton Arts Fellow. She is currently the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Chair at DePaul University.