Thursday, February 24, 2011

Professor Angela Davis Lecture

Through the work of Dr. Mark Spooner and Dr. Patrick Lewis and with financial assistance from a number of campus sources, we are fortunate to welcome Dr. Angela Davis to our campus on Monday, March 7th. Dr. Davis is a dynamic and engaging speaker who will talk about her own social activism and various social justice movements from the nineteen sixties until today and educators as agents of change.

Monday, March 7th, 2011

TIME: 5:15pm

WHERE: University Theatre, Riddell Centre


Introduction by Dr. James McNinch, Dean, Faculty of Education

Professor Angela Davis is an American political activist, educator and author. Davis was most politically active during the late 1960s through the 1970s and was associated with the Communist Party USA, the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party. Prisoner rights have been among her continuing interests; she is the founder of "Critical Resistance", an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She is presently a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is the former director of the university's Feminist Studies department. Her research interests are in feminism, African American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music and social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons. (