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KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee will host author bell hooks at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center Auditorium. The lecture presentation, “Ending Domination” is free and open to the public.

hooks — who uses lowercase letters to emphasize her writing rather than her name — is an author, educator, feminist and human rights advocate who has written more than 30 books, including “Ain’t I a woman? Black women and feminism.”

As a feminist social critic, hooks is best known for her critique of and strategy against what she terms, “white supremacist capitalist patriarchy.” A frequent lecturer around the world, she currently serves as a Distinguished Professor in Residence at Berea College in Kentucky.

A book signing and reception will immediately follow in the Carolyn P. Brown University Center Ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m.

For additional information, contact Natasha Williams at (865)974-6861 or or visit