Northeastern University’s Africana Studies Program and our co-sponsors welcome you to the inaugural bell hooks symposium at the Northeastern Oakland campus, honoring the life and legacy of the trailblazing Black feminist scholar bell hooks (1952-2021).

A prolific author, committed teacher, brilliant intellectual, unequivocal truth-teller, and bold visionary, bell hooks (née Gloria Jean Watkins) is a feminist icon who left an indelible mark on multiple generations of people including activists, artists, students, and scholars.

This year’s theme is “Education as the Practice of Freedom: Black Feminism in Action.” The event will take place on Friday, March 22, 2024, at Lisser Hall, in the Oakland Campus, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m PST.