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Illinois State University Speaker Series: Brittney Cooper

Friday, April 20th
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpowers
April 20, 1 p.m.
Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
23rd Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium

Brittney Cooper is a writer, teacher, and public speaker. She thinks Black feminism can change the world for the better. She is an associate professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is co-founder of the popular Crunk Feminist Collective blog, a contributing writer for Cosmopolitan.com, and a former contributor to Salon.com.

Her cultural commentary has been featured on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes, Melissa Harris-Perry, Al Jazeera’s Third Rail, the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, PBS, Ebony.com, Essence.com, TheRoot.com, and TED.com. She is co-editor of The Crunk Feminist Collection (2017). She is author of Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women (2017) and the forthcoming, Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower (2018).

The Illinois State University Speaker Series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. All talks are free and open to the public.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Bone Student Center
200 N. University Street
Normal, IL
Prairie Room
(309) 438-4636