Wed. Jun 19th, 2019

Black feminism blogger to speak about creating change

By Starr Savoy —

Rutgers University Professor Brittney Cooper will speak on U of L’s campus April 5 about how black feminism can impact the world.

Her lecture, “In Defense of Rage: Black Feminist Political Resources for 21st Century Struggle,” is part of the annual Minx Auerbach Lecture in Women’s and Gender Studies, sponsored by the women’s and gender studies department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Cooper, who teaches women and gender and Africana studies, writes and edits for the Crunk Feminist Collective, a blog she co-founded for “hip-hop generation scholar-activists.”

Her website talks about how black feminism can change the world and how she wants to help create that change.

Cooper is a role model for young black females. She uses her blog to raise awareness about intersectional feminism. Her blog posts pertain to popular topics in black culture that relates back to black feminism.

Cooper has also authored two books, “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower” and “Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women.” She co-authored “The Crunk Feminist Collective.”

Cooper’s lecture is free to the public. It begins at 5:30 p.m. in Middleton Auditorium in Strickler Hall.

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