May 6, 2014 4pm - 6pm bell hooks at The New School
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New York (April 3, 2014) – Internationally renowned author, activist, and scholar of feminism and race will return to Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts for a series of three public dialogues entitled “Feminism Does The Black Female Body.” hooks’ fall 2013 residency at The New School culminated in a widely viewed and shared public conversation with MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, which The Huffington Post called “riveting.”

hooks’ spring residency at Lang College will bring her together in dialogues with anti-rape activist Salamishah Tillet (May 5); author Marci Blackman, filmmaker Shola Lynch, and author and activist Janet Mock (May 6); and singer Lisa Fischer and actress Kim Sykes (May 7). All of these events are open to the public. See below for further details. In addition, hooks’ engagement will also include a conversation with Professor Miriam Ticktin, Director of the Gender Studies program at The New School, open only to the university’s community.

May 23, 2013 - 7PM Bluestockings Bookstore - Traditon pre-launch reading. Come on out! Send your friends!

Join Marci Blackman for the release of her new novel, “Tradition,” following the story of Gus Weesfree, who witnessed a brutal crime in his hometown of Tradition, Ohio, at the age of 21 and fled, leaving behind the thriving African American community that existed there before and during World War II. Now an old man, he is compelled to confront his past only to find most of his memories buried by urban sprawl. Marci Blackman is an original member of the touring spoken word troupe, Sister Spit, and she co-edited the ground-breaking anthology, “Beyond Definition: New Writing from Gay and Lesbian San Francisco. Her first novel, “Po Man’s Child,” received the American Library Association’s Stonewall award for Best LGBT Fiction and the Firecracker Alternative Book Award for Best Fiction. Blackman will be joined by filmmaker and Tribe8 member Silas Howard and wanderer, writer, performer and video-maker T.L. Cowan.


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June 8th - East Baydar - La Peña, Oakland, CA
w/​Tom Cho, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Brian Bauman, Johnny Makeup & Tara Jepsen

June 9th - Stories Books & Café, Los Angeles, CA
w/​ Anna Joy Springer, Melissa Chadburn, Antonia Crane, & Trebor Healey

June 11th - Sleeping Lady - Fairfax, CA
w/​ Tracy Blackman & Shelley Doty

June 13th - IPRC - Portland, OR
w/​ Cooper Lee Bombardier, Cass J. Hodges, Galadriel Mozee & Valentine Freeman

June 15th - Kings Books, Tacoma