The College of Arts and Humanities presents Angela Davis in Conversation for the 2011-2012 Dean's Lecture Series.
A Conversation with Angela Davis April 18th, 2012, 7:00 PM
Colony Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Followed by audience Q&A
PARKING IN LOT 1 (large outdoor lot by Bryd football stadium) IS RECOMMENDED FOR THIS EVENT (free after 4 PM)
"We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society."
- Angela Davis
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For over four decades, philosopher and writer Angela Davis has been one of most influential, controversial, and fearless activists and public intellectuals in the United States. She has been hailed as "a courageous voice of conscience on matters of race, class, and gender in America." Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.
Professor Davis is a leading advocate for prison reform and abolition and the founder of "Critical Resistance," a grassroots organization working to abolish what she has popularized as "the prison-industrial complex." Currently Professor Emerita of the History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Professor Davis has taught and lectured internationally on feminism, African-American studies, Marxism, popular music, social consciousness and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons.
Among her notable books are Women, Race, and Class (1981), Resisting State Violence: Radicalism, Gender, and Race in U.S. Culture (1996), The House That Race Built (1998), Are Prisons Obsolete? (2003), and most recently an acclaimed new critical edition of Frederick Douglass’s classic work, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself. Renowned poet and civil rights activist June Jordan said, "Behold the heart and mind of Angela Davis, open, relentless, and on time!"
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In collaboration with Adele H. Stamp, Student Union, ADVANCE, the Departments of American Studies, Philosophy, and Women’s Studies, and the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer.