Angela Davis to speak
Monday, March 2, 2009
Angela Davis, author, activist and 1970s political icon, will speak 7 p.m. March 4 in Ritsche Auditorium, Stewart Hall.
A professor emerita at the University of California-Santa Cruz, Davis has prodded America's social conscience for nearly 40 years. Her presentation will be "Feminist Change: A New Era." View the event poster (PDF).
Davis burst on the scene in 1970 when she was the subject of a nationwide dragnet for her alleged role in a shootout at the Marin County Hall of Justice near San Francisco.
A Black Panther Party supporter and Communist Party USA member, Davis was arrested, tried and acquitted in 1972.
The 65-year-old is an advocate for feminist causes, racial equality, and the abolition of prisons and the death penalty. She is the author of five books, including 2003's "Are Prisons Obsolete?"
Davis appears in conjunction with Black History Month and Women's History Month celebrations at St. Cloud State.
Major sponsors are GLBT Services, Multicultural Student Services, Women's Center and Residence Hall Association. Other sponsors include Center for Student Organizations and Leadership Development, Academic Affairs, Multicultural Resource Center and Women's Studies.