February 14, 2020 On Campus
2020-02-14 19:00 2020-02-14 20:30 America/New_York Angela Davis Cochran Chapel Andover

Angela Davis

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Cochran Chapel

On Friday, February 14, we are honored and deeply humbled to welcome Angela Davis to Andover. Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, 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 numerous universities but for the last 15 years at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary PhD program, and of Feminist Studies.

As the author of nine books, she 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 18 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 will take place in Cochran Chapel and is open to students, campus adults, and the public.

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