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Presidential Lecture Series

Angela Davis, Ph.D.

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Feminist Scholar, Writer, and Social Activist

"An Afternoon with Angela Davis"

February 23, 2009 
Student Union, Apollo Room

Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation's quest for social justice through her decades of activism and scholarship. As a professor of history of consciousness and of feminist studies at University of California, Santa Cruz, Davis emphasized the struggle for economic, racial, and gender equality. Once on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted List," Davis focuses on the social problems associated with incarceration and the criminalization of communities most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. The author of eight books, including Abolition DemocracyAre Prisons Obsolete?, and Women, Race and Class. she is currently completing a book on prisons and American history.

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