ANGELA Y. DAVIS JUSTICE LECTURE: POWER TO THE IMAGINATION! POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
The Center for the Study of Justice in Society at Seattle University is hosting a justice lecture by the renowned political activist 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.
Professor Davis' teaching career has taken her to San Francisco State University, Mills College, and UC Berkeley. She also has taught at UCLA, Vassar, the Claremont Colleges, and Stanford University. She spent the last fifteen years at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary Ph.D program, and of Feminist Studies.
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 The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues.
Following the lecture there will be a book signing and reception. Books will be for sale by the Life Enrichment Bookstore.
**To learn more about Angela Davis, join us at the film screening of FREE ANGELA And All Political Prisoners on Sunday, October 13th. The screening is being hosted at the Northwest African American Museum. You can purchase tickets for the film at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/442228. Purchase your tickets early because seating is very limited.
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Seattle University - Campion Ballroom (View)
900 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
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