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PEN Out Loud: Freedom, Power, and Rage

This April, join Black Feminist, Academic, Author, and Cofounder of the Crunk Feminist Collective Dr. Brittney Cooper along with Writer, Activist, and Editor Darnell L. Moore as they break down the ways their work informs, challenges, and shapes our understanding of the current political situation. Following the tradition of black literary salons, our guests will interrogate each other’s works and engage in a lively discussion on the intersection of race and gender in their activism, the importance of translating theory into accessible ideas that inspire collective change, and how we can use our freedom, power, and rage to change the world.

This event is part of the 2018 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

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Dr. Brittney Cooper writes a popular monthly column on race, gender, and politics for Cosmopolitan and is the author of Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower. A professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University, she cofounded the Crunk Feminist Collective. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles TimesSalonEbony (online), and The Root (online), among others.

Darnell L. Moore is an editor-at-large at CASSIUS (Urban One), a columnist at LogoTV (online) and NewNowNext (online), and a contributor at MicHe writes regularly for EbonyAdvocateVice, and The Guardian. Moore is a writer-in-residence at the Center of African American Religion, Sexual Politics, and Social Justice at Columbia University; has taught at NYU, Rutgers, Fordham, and Vassar; and was trained at the Princeton Theological Seminary. He divides his time between Brooklyn and Atlanta.