Please Note: The venue for Dr. Davis's presentation has been moved to the University Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts. Map
Scholar and activist Dr. Angela Y. Davis will speak about racial disparities and incarceration, the prison industrial complex, as well as Black women, activism and social justice on Thursday, October 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the University Theatre in the Center for Performing Arts on the campus of University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) sponsored by UALR's William G. Cooper Jr. Honors Program in English in association with UALR's Office of Campus Life and UALR's Institute on Race and Ethnicity.
Co-sponsors of the event include the Arkansas Literary Festival, the Social Justice Initiative at Philander Smith College, UALR's Donaghey Scholars Program, UALR's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, UALR's Provost Office, and Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.
Author of eight books, Davis has lectured throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America, drawing 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." She has also conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. Her most recent books are Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete? and a new edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
Her teaching career has taken her to San Francisco State University, Mills College, and UC Berkeley. She also has taught at UCLA, Vassar, the Claremont Colleges, and Stanford University. She spent the last fifteen years at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and of Feminist Studies.
Davis is a founding member of 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.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Please RSVP online or at 501-569-8932