“The role of love is challenging oppresion” -bell hooks at the University of Utah!
Some of my favorite quotes of the night. Yes I’m a nerd I recorded and took notes. Hey, hey don’t make fun of me for being a groupy for a writer :-) Anyway, here they are:
“The role of love is challenging oppresion”
“There can be no love where there is domination”
“We cannot do without spirituality” (when she was asked for tips on writing and her writing style, she said she prays before she writes, all her work is inspired through spirituality, not a surprise huh?)
“If we know we are entering a dangerous place, power comes from knowing we must guard our hearts”
“People have deep thoughts about things they know nothing about”
“History isn’t repeating itself, white supremacy never changed”
Another thought that came after the lecture as I was talking during the ride back was that as members of the church, we sometimes tend to forget that we all have the light of Christ within us, members or not, we are all his children and therefore we are all entitled to shining with his light when we seek him. For this talk I know Ms hooks was shining bright with words inspired by a supreme power. I literally just wanted to hug her throughout the whole thing. After it was over we stayed behind to get a book signed. I caught her walking out and she let me take a picture with her ;-) he he I was sooo happy! Love you Ms hooks!! Videos clips below :-)
Here’s a book list of her published works.
We Real Cool: Black Men and Maculinity