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Everyone welcome! Registration is free. Please e-mail gswsspeakers@uwo.ca for the Zoom link.


You are warmly invited to the annual conference of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) at Western. This year, we are honored to centre our annual conference around the life and work of bell hooks, celebrated author, scholar and activist.  We hope you can join us! All are welcome.

Date: Wednesday, April 27th from 12 to 4 pm. A full program for the day is attached. 

Format: This is an online event with a keynote webinar followed by a zoom meeting. Registration is required for both components (see below). 

Keynote (12:00-1:20): "Bone Black Wise Woman (a reflection on bell hooks)", DaMaris B. Hill, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, University of Kentucky. https://damarishill.com/

Please register for the keynote lecture here:

Pedagogy Roundtable and Storytelling with bell (1:30-4:00): 

Please register for the rest of the conference here: