"Eloquent Rage in 2019": Brittney Cooper

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Brittney Cooper, smiling directly into the camera


Brittney Cooper, a prominent black intellectual, is an assistant professor in the Departments of Women and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers. She thinks Black feminism can change the world for the better. Her third book, Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, is a highly acclaimed best-seller. She is co-founder of the popular Crunk Feminist Collective blog and a contributing writer for Cosmopolitan.com. Melissa Harris Perry praises her work: “I was waiting for an author who wouldn’t forget, ignore, or erase us black girls as they told their own story and that of the race and the nation. She has come—in Brittney Cooper.” In this talk on Eloquent Rage in 2019, Dr. Cooper will offer powerful cultural commentary to inspire the audience to create social change.

A pre-event reception will take place at 6:00 p.m., with the talk to follow at 6:30 p.m.


Presented by the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Centerthe Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity & Equitythe Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil RightsPower, Violence, and Inequality Collective; Women's Leadership Council; the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies; the UVA Department of English; the UVA Department of Women, Gender, & Sexuality; and the Center for Global Health.