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Angela Davis speaks at annual MLK Convocation
Date Wednesday January 28
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Event Type Speaker
Angela Davis, activist, professor emerita, to headline annual MLK Convocation

Please join us

Speaker: Angela Davis
"Racism, Militarism, Poverty: From Ferguson to Palestine."

Date: 7 p.m., Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

The event is free and open to the public.

The 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation will feature Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, UC Santa Cruz.

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 equality. She is Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz, and the author of nine books, including her most recent book of essays called The Meaning of Freedom.

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.”

She is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex. Internationally, she is affiliated with Sisters Inside, an abolitionist organization based in Queensland, Australia that works in solidarity with women in prison.

Having helped to popularize the notion of a “prison industrial complex,” she now urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without prisons and to help forge a 21st century abolitionist movement.

Also featuring a performance by
Singer and songwriter, AlexisRose

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