The Open University branch of the University and College Union
UCU, the OU's BME staff network and Women@OU are jointly presenting a 60-minute lunchtime seminar to celebrate the life and work of Gloria Jean Watkins (aka bell hooks).
The seminar will be on International Women's Day, 8th March at 1pm in our Adobe connect room, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
bell hooks passed away 15th December 2021 from kidney failure and her death leaves a huge hole in our society. Her body of work includes academic books, children's books and documentaries to name a few:
We invite Associate Lecturers (ALs), especially black female academics, to present on the impact of bell hooks on their teaching and lives. We invite black female ALs to put a chosen quote from bell hooks on a powerpoint slide and send it to email@example.com. You will then be invited to talk briefly to your chosen quote: 3-5 minutes.
Our esteemed colleague Dr. Jennie Douglas has kindly agreed to Chair the event. The event will be open to all staff (and we hope students too). We will have a presentation of the inspiring quotes and your thoughts, followed by a discussion with the audience. If we get many contributions, we hope to organise more than one event.