Thursday, November 29, 2007

Angela Davis lecture- "Building Activist Communities

Event Title: Angela Davis lecture- "Building Activist Communities"
Event Date: November 29, 2007
Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Event Location: Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street
Event Description: Angela Davis is an activist and writer promoting women's rights and racial justice, while pursuing her career as a philosopher and teacher. She has published extensively on race, class, gender and the prison system.
Cosponsored with Peace Project, FMO, and Rainbow Alliance.

Through her activism and her 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 equality. Professor Davis has conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. Her most recent books are Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is now completing a book on Prisons and American History. In 1998, she co-founded Critical Resistance, a national grass-roots organization working for prison abolition. Now Professor of History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz, Angela Davis continues to fight for social justice and develop radical approaches to effect real change.
Book Sales
The locally-owned feminist bookstore Women and Children First will be coming to campus at 5PM to sell some of Angela Davis's books, including Are Prisons Obsolete, Abolition Democracy, and Women, Race, and Class. 1914 Sheridan Rd.

Speaking Event
Angela Davis will be speaking at Cahn Auditorium (600 Emerson) at 7PM. The event is free and open to all members of the community. There will be 15 minutes for Q&A. Since the alloted time is so short, we will be handing everyone pieces of paper to write their questions, and we will select three to read. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are available at Norris.

Book Signing
Angela will be signing the books at Cahn Auditorium after her speech.
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Contact Info: Women's Center (Phone: 847 491-7360)
Group: Women's Center

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