SOLD OUT: Engaging the Power of Diversity: A Liberal Arts Speaker Series with Angela Davis
Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation's quest for social justice. 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.
Angela Davis is the author of nine books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and South America. In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted List." Davis has also conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. Her most recent book is Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement.
The event is sold out, but interested attendees are encouraged to join the wait-list, as more tickets may be released as cancellations come in. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for ticketed guests. Starting at 5:30 p.m., non-ticketed guests will be permitted entrance if seats are available. In addition, a live-stream feed will be available in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre, and no tickets are required for theatre entry. Free parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex.
Wednesday, February 6 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Joe Crowley Student Union, Ballrooms
1500 North Virginia Street