Social Activist Angela Davis to Speak at UALR

Thurs., Oct. 25, 2012

There has been a tremendous RSVP response to the announcement of Dr. Davis’ lecture. Although we are no longer accepting RSVPs, we will have open seating after 6:10 p.m.

Angela DavisDr. Angela Y. Davis, author, educator, and social activist who became nationally known in the 1970’s, will speak at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2012, at UALR’s University Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts. (See Campus Map/Directions)

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited; arrive early. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Davis has devoted her life to social justice and will lecture on “Race and Justice: The Consequences of Mass Incarceration.”

The author of a number of books, Davis will conduct a book signing immediately following the lecture.

She recently released “The Meaning of Freedom” in August of this year where she “confronts the interconnected issues of power, race, gender, class, incarceration, conservatism, and the ongoing need for social change in the United States.” Davis also released a critical edition of “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” in 2010.

Copies will be available for purchase at the signing.

She is a champion for women’s rights and a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex.

An educator for most of her life, she is currently a Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary Ph.D program, and of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The lecture is sponsored by the UALR’s William G. Cooper Jr. Honors Program in English in association with the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity and the UALR Office of Campus Life.

See full list of Sponsors here.

For more information, email or call 501-569-8932.


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