Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

Event date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Charis in welcoming Brittney Cooper in conversation with fellow Crunk Feminist Susana Morris on stage at Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College!

With searing honesty, intimacy and humor too, one of America's leading young black feminists celebrates the power of rage. So what if it's true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting.

Far too often, Black women's anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy. But Cooper shows us that there is more to the story than that. Black women's eloquent rage is what makes Serena Williams such a powerful tennis player. It's what makes Beyonce's girl power anthems resonate so hard. It's what makes Michelle Obama an icon.

Eloquent rage keeps us all honest and accountable. It reminds women that they don't have to settle for less. When Cooper learned of her grandmother's eloquent rage about love, sex, and marriage in an epic and hilarious front-porch confrontation, her life was changed. And it took another intervention, this time staged by one of her homegirls, to turn Brittney into the fierce feminist she is today. In Brittney Cooper's world, neither mean girls nor fuckboys ever win. But homegirls emerge as heroes. This book argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one's own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up again.

This is a Charis Circle Founding the Future of Feminism Event. The suggested donation is $10 but no ticket is required. Copies of Eloquent Rage will be available for purchase at the event. The event takes place in Presser Hall inside Gaines Chapel on the Agnes Scott College Campus. Free parking is available in the S. McDonough deck directly across from Presser Hall. 

This venue is wheelchair accessible and American Sign Language Interpretation is available upon request by email (info@chariscircle.org).

Event address: 
Presser Hall in Gaines Chapel
Agnes Scott College South McDonough St
Decatur, GA 30030
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ISBN: 9781250112576
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 20th, 2018

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Joy Reid, Cosmopolitan "A dissertation on black women's pain and possibility."

Damon Young: "Like watching the world's best Baptist preacher but with sermons about intersectionality and Beyonc instead of Ecclesiastes."

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Published: University of Illinois Press - May 3rd, 2017

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Published: Feminist Press - January 10th, 2017

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