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bell hooks

Biography Early life Gloria Jean Watkins was born on September 25, 1952 in  Hopkinsville ,  Kentucky . She grew up in a  working class  family with five sisters and one brother. Her father, Veodis Watkins, was a custodian and her mother, Rosa Bell Watkins, was a homemaker. Throughout her childhood, she was an avid reader. Her early education took place in  racially segregated   public schools , and she wrote of great adversities when making the transition to an integrated  school, where teachers and students were predominantly white. She graduated from  Hopkinsville High School  in  Hopkinsville , Kentucky , earned her  B.A.  in English from  Stanford University  in 1973 and her  M.A.  in English from the  University of Wisconsin–Madison  in 1976. In 1983, after several years of teaching and writing, she completed her doctorate in the literature department from the  University of California, Santa Cruz  with a  dissertation  on author  Toni Morrison . She also taught at Yale.

Miss Representation Documentary Screening

" You can't be what you can't see ." Let's break the stereotypes by starting analyzing the modern situation concerning women. As part of the International 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence , IREX Armenia and the Women's Resource Center is teaming up to present the documentary film "Miss Representation" at the American University of Armenia’s Manoogian Hall. The documentary "uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. The film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls " Join us in our movement in improving female representation in Armenia’s media. Join panel speakers Artak Aleksanyan of ArmNews, Lilit Asatryan of the Armenian Young Women’s Association (and a former Deputy Minister), gender specialist Jina Sargizova, and