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HOOD FEMINISM with Mikki Kendall

Wed, June 9 from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PDT

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Literary Arts, Meyer Memorial Trust, and The Women’s Foundation of Oregon present Mikki Kendall, author of Hood Feminism. 

Join us for a special event with best-selling author Mikki Kendall. Kendall will discuss her book Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot. After her talk, Kendall will be in conversation with Shadiin Garcia, board chair of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon. Featuring introduction by Michelle J. DePass of Meyer Memorial Trust.


You can find Hood Feminism in hardcover and paperback at Third Eye Books.



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Mikki Kendall

Mikki Kendall is a writer, diversity consultant, and occasional feminist; she has appeared on the BBC, NPR, The Daily Show, PBS, Good Morning America, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, WBEZ, and Showtime, and discusses race, feminism, police violence, tech, and pop culture at institutions and universities across the country. She is the author of the New York Times-bestselling Hood Feminism (recipient of the Chicago Review of Books Award and named a best book of the year by BBC, Bustle, and TIME). She is also the author of Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists, a graphic novel illustrated by A. D’Amico. Her essays can be found at TIME, the New York Times, The Guardian, the Washington Post, Essence, Vogue, The Boston Globe, NBC, and a host of other sites.

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About Hood Feminism

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot
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Shadiin Garcia

Shadiin Garcia is Laguna Pueblo and Chicana from New Mexico, the heart of Aztlán. She is devoted to her two sons and her sister’s two daughters and has lived in Oregon for 18 years. She has worked for over 20 years as a teacher, as a public school administrator, researcher, a policy analyst, Indigenous education leader, and as a consultant. Across education, philanthropy, advocacy, policy, strategy and leadership, Shadiin works to counteract the systemic inequity created by colonization and has an unrelenting belief that centers the full humanity of all people and children. Shadiin has a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University as well as two degrees from the University of Oregon: a master’s in educational leadership and a PhD in critical and sociocultural studies. She is currently an Executive Vice President at the Metropolitan Group. She describes herself as an awkward runner, voracious reader, irreverent storyteller, terrible dancer, slow hiker and deep-belly laugher. Her friends describe her as a “truth-teller” and “mirror-holder” who centers everyone’s wisdom and gifts.
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