Virtual Fireside Chat with Mikki Kendall

April 27, 2021 | 2:30-4:00 PM | Virtual

Part of the 2021 Little Black Dress Night Program

Join ChiTech for an exclusive conversation with author Mikki Kendall and a discussion on her book Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Mikki Kendall

Biography

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 (illustrated by A. D’Amico), and of HOOD FEMINISM, both from Penguin Random House.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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A potent and electrifying critique of today’s feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in black 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.