The Feminist Press presents a panel discussion about race and gender in the fight for equal rights with three acclaimed authors Brittney Cooper, Jamia Wilson, and Akasha Hull.
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About But Some of Us Are Brave:
Originally published in 1982, All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies is the first comprehensive collection of black feminist scholarship. Featuring essays by Alice Walker, the Combahee River Collective, and Barbara Smith, and original resources, this book is vital to today's conversation on race and gender in America.
Akasha (Gloria T.) Hull, PhD, has authored Color, Sex, and Poetry: Three Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance;Healing Heart: Poems; and Soul Talk: The New Spirituality of African American Women. She became professor emerita of women’s studies and literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2000. Her most recent work, Neicy, was published in 2012.
Jamia Wilson is many things: An activist. A feminist. A storyteller. A mediamaker. But more than anything, she is a natural-born thought leader. As Executive Director of Women, Action, & the Media, the former YTH Executive Director, TED Prize Storyteller, and former Vice President of Programs at The Women’s Media Center, Jamia has been a powerful force in the social justice movement for nearly a decade. As a leading voice on feminist and women’s rights issues, her work and words have appeared in and on several outlets including New York Magazine, The New York Times,The Today Show, and The Washington Post. She’s also a staff writer for Rookie and has contributed to several books such asMadonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, and I Still Believe Anita Hill.
Brittney Cooper is an Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University in 2009. She also has an M.A. from Emory (2007) and bachelors degrees in English and Political Science from Howard University (2002). Professor Cooper is currently completing her first book, Race Women: Gender and the Making of a Black Public Intellectual Tradition, 1892-Present. Professor Cooper has also published book chapters on Black women's history in fraternal orders and the Janet Jackson Superbowl incident. She is co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective blog, which was named a top feminist blog by New York Magazine in 2011 and a top race blog by TheRoot.com in 2012.
Allyson Hobbs is an Assistant Professor in the History Department at Stanford University. Her work has been featured on CNN, Slate, the BBC World Service and in theNew Yorker, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Christian Science Monitor. Her first book, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life examines the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present.