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An Evening With Angela Davis

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Type: Lecture

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* Has LGBTQ content
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Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.

Professor Davis’ teaching career has taken her to many different institutions and she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary Ph.D program, and of Feminist Studies.

Angela Davis is the author of nine books. In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” Davis has also conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. Her most recent book is Freedom is a Constant Struggle.

Davis is a founding member Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex. Internationally, she is affiliated with Sisters Inside, an abolitionist organization based in Queensland, Australia that works in solidarity with women in prison.

This event is brought to you by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series.

Please join WUD DLS for An Evening with Angela Davis on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. The doors of Shannon Hall in Memorial Union will open at 7:00 p.m. The one-hour moderated Q&A lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30-minute Q&A.

A GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.

Tickets are available for pick up (free) at the Memorial Union Box Office to anyone with a valid WisCard (2 max) starting 2/25.

Tickets will be available for pick up (free) AND online ($4 processing fee per ticket) to all guests starting 4/1.

The Box Office is open:
Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Sunday: Closed

If you have any questions, please contact dls@union.wisc.edu for further information.

Sign Language interpreting will be provided with CART captioning available upon request. If you need another accommodation to attend this event, please contact Kate Lewandowski at kate.lewandowski@wisc.edu. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.

Venue

Memorial Union
800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Phone:
608.265.3000
Website:
http://www.union.wisc.edu/