I really enjoyed attending the Toni Morrison event. Learning about the multiple awards including her Nobel Prize in literature and many more, I learned that this author was ground-breaking and an amazing woman. She would use her books to show her experiences throughout her life, she uses her books to teach others about her culture and how her culture shaped her life.
One thing that really stood out to me during the panel what a quote that was from Toni Morrison, “If there is a book you want to read but it hasn’t been written yet you must write it.” This quote stood out to me because this showed it showed why she began writing her books, she was writing them because no one else was. She needed to speak her thoughts, words and her truth. These stories she told were testaments to what she believed in, what she thought the world needed to hear. Morrison showed through her works of art, her books that she wanted to create more and further the conversations of racism and prejudice thoughts and values.
I really enjoyed the conversation our Professor brought to the table. The conversation was brought up about how we, as women, need to have friendship that is “unmediated by men.” Professor Savonick brought up that Toni Morrison would question woman’s oppression, why is it happening? Women have just as much power as men and Morrison wanted to get that across to the reader through the use of her books.