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How Books Change Lives


Noted feminist scholar and author bell hooks speaks with writer and activist Darnell Moore on the value of literacy, critical thinking and communication in creating healthy communities and relationships free of race, class and gender inequalities.


Panelists
bell hooks

Author bell hooks is the Distinguished Professor in Residence in Appalachian Studies at Berea College. Born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, she has chosen the lower case pen name bell hooks, based on the names of her mother and grandmother, to emphasize the importance of the substance of her writing as opposed to who she is....

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Darnell Moore

Darnell L. Moore is Editor-at-Large at CASSIUS (an iOne digital platform) and formerly a senior editor and correspondent at Mic. Darnell has been published in various media outlets including MSNBC, The Guardian, Huffington Post, EBONY, The Root, The Advocate, OUT Magazine, Gawker, Truth Out, VICE, Guernica, Mondoweiss, Thought Catalog, Good Men Project and more, as well as numerous academic journals including "QED: A Journal in GLBTQ World Making," "Women Studies Quarterly," "Ada: A Journal of Gender," "New Media & Technology," "Transforming Anthropology," "Black Theology: An International Journal" and "Harvard Journal of African American Policy," among others....

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