K-State Black History Month Keynote: Angela Davis
"Institutional Racism in the Penal & Criminal Justice System"
Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7:30pm, Union Grand Ballroom (doors open at 6:45)
Angela Davis is an internationally respected political activist, academic scholar and author. Her life's work has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial and gender justice. She is the author of nine books, including Angela Davis: An Autobiography; Blues Legacies and Black Feminism; Are Prisons Obsolete?; and Women, Culture and Politics.
Like many educators, Professor Angela Davis is especially concerned with the general tendency to devote more resources and attention to the prison system than to educational institutions. Having helped to popularize the notion of a “prison industrial complex,” she now urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without prisons and to help forge a 21st-century abolitionist movement.
More information on the K-State website