VIRTUAL: In Conversation with Mikki Kendall

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Join us for a virtual interview and Q&A with Mikki Kendall, author of Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot, the first book chosen by the Anti-Racist Book Group, our new community collaboration with the Austin Branch of the Chicago Public Library.

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Mikki Kendall is a writer, diversity consultant, and occasional feminist who talks a lot about intersectionality, policing, gender, sexual assault, and other current events. Her essays can be found at TIME, the New York Times, The Guardian, the Washington Post, Ebony, Essence, Salon, The Boston Globe, NBC, Bustle, Islamic Monthly, and a host of other sites. Her media appearances include BBC, NPR, the Daily Show, PBS, Good Morning America, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, WVON, WBEZ, and Showtime. She has discussed race, feminism, education, food politics, police violence, tech, and pop culture at institutions and universities across the country. She is the author of Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists and of Hood Feminism.



In her searing collection of essays, Mikki Kendall takes aim at the legitimacy of the modern feminist movement arguing that it has chronically failed to address the needs of all but a few women. Drawing on her own experiences with hunger, violence, and hypersexualization, along with incisive commentary on politics, pop culture, the stigma of mental health, and more, Hood Feminism delivers an irrefutable indictment of a movement in flux. An unforgettable debut, Kendall has written a ferocious clarion call to all would-be feminists to live out the true mandate of the movement in thought and in deed.



A new community event as part of our commitment to anti-racism, the Anti-Racist Book Group is a collaboration with the Austin Branch of the Chicago Public Library. Monthly book discussions will be virtual, and registration can be found on both libraries’ online calendars.

Event Type(s): Authors & Books
Age Group(s): Adults
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