Please join us for the launch of Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall. For this event, Kendall will be interviewed by journalist Jamie Nesbitt Golden.
Register HERE for this free event. Registration is encouraged but not required.
Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, but food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. All too often, the focus is not on basic survival for the many, but on increasing privilege for the few. Prominent white feminists suffer myopia with regard to how race, class, sexual orientation, and ability intersect with gender, imperiling everyone. How can we stand in solidarity as a movement, Kendall asks, when there is the distinct likelihood that some women are oppressing others? In her searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall draws on her own experiences with hunger, violence, and hypersexualization --along with incisive commentary on politics, pop culture, the stigma of mental health, and more--to deliver an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux.
Mikki Kendall is a writer, historian, and diversity consultant who writes about intersectionality, policing, gender, sexual assault, and other current events. Kendall's nonfiction can be found in the Guardian, Ebony, Bustle, and a host of other outlets. Her media appearances include BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera, Showtime, and elsewhere. She is the author of Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights.
Jamie Nesbitt Golden is a reporter with Block Club Chicago, a non-profit newsroom dedicated to community journalism. A lifelong South Sider, she graduated from Kenwood Academy, majoring in broadcasting before working as a general assignment reporter at the Chicago Defender. Her work has appeared in Time, xoJane, and Ebony. She currently lives in Hyde Park with her husband and son.
Accessibility: Our store is wheelchair accessible, however--there is a narrow hallway and sharp 90-degree turn on the way to our bathrooms. Seating is first-come, first-served, but we are happy to reserve seats for people with disabilities. We have LED lighting that can be adjusted with dimmers. Contact the bookstore for seating reservations or other questions at 773-769-9299.