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Lecture by feminist scholar and activist Angela Davis

Date: February 07, 2012

Location: Budig 120

Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m. (book-signing immediately after)

FREE tickets are NO longer available for guaranteed seating.

There are now TWO rooms for Angela Davis’s talk. Budig 120 for those with tickets (seats 900). And Budig 110 for those without tickets (seats 500).

Davis’s talk in Budig 120 will be live video and audio streamed to Budig 110 so everyone can see and hear Davis’s talk.

We will open the doors to both rooms around 4:15-4:30.

NOTE: We will need to clear out Budig 110 by 6:20 — there’s a class in there that starts at 6:30

Angela Davis is an author, academic and public educator, philosopher, and activist whose life-long commitment to fighting for social justice includes her leadership in such struggles as economic, race, and gender equality, and prison abolition. She is the author of many books and articles, including staples of women’s studies curriculum, such as the foundational Women, Race, and Class (1981) and Women, Culture, and Politics (1989), and Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday (1998). Her leadership in the prison abolition movement includes her recent books, Abolition Democracy: Empire, Prisons, and Torture (2005) and Are Prisons Obsolete? (2011). For more information on this key figure in contemporary social justice struggles, and keynote speaker for the 40th anniversary of the February Sisters Occupation at University of Kansas, see the Library Guide on the events provided by Tami Albin, WGSS Bibliographer, KU Libraries.

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