Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Angela Davis at U of T!
Angela Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. Over the years, as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, activist and organizer -- and even prisoner -- she has become a living witness to the historical struggles of two generations of American life. In 1969, Angela Davis came to national attention after being removed from her teaching position at UCLA as a result of her social activism and her membership in the Communist Party. In 1970 she was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List on false charges, and was the subject of an intense police search that drove her underground -- culminated in one of the most famous trials in recent American history. During her sixteen-month incarceration, a massive international "Free Angela Davis" campaign was organized, leading to her acquittal in 1972.
During the last twenty-five years, Prof. Davis has lectured in all of the fifty United States, as well as in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the former Soviet Union. She is the author of five books, including the campus classics Angela Davis: An Autobiography and Women, Race & Class; her other books include Blues Legacies and Black Feminism and The Angela Y. Davis Reader. Her articles and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.
Currently, Davis is a tenured professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her long-standing commitment to prisoners' rights dates back to her involvement in the campaign to free the Soledad Brothers, which led to her own arrest and imprisonment. Today, she remains an advocate of prison abolition and has developed a powerful critique of racism in the criminal justice system. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Prison Activist Resource Center, and is working on a comparative study of women's imprisonment in the US, the Netherlands, and Cuba.
This is your chance to hear a great speaker and have the opportunity to ask her questions at the end of her presentation.
$12.50 student (valid Student ID required)
(available in advance, by phone or in person)
$7.50 groups of 15 or more
Prices increase by $5 at the door, on the night of the event.
Tickets available at : http://www.uofttix.ca/view.php?id=589
Tickets are also available at the U.T.S.U office (12 Hart House Circle).
Thursday, February 4, 2010
6:30pm - 9:30pm
506 Bloor Street West