Professor Angela Y. Davis will speak at UTEP as part of the African American Studies Program’s Lecture Series
Professor Angela Y. Davis, a Renowned Academic, Civil Rights Activist, Scholar, Women’s Rights Activist, Humanitarian, Author and a Powerful Voice for Social Justice will speak at UTEP as part of the African American Studies Program’s Lecture Series.
The African American Studies Program and the Black Student Union Host an Evening with Professor Angela Davis.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018| 6:30 p.m.
Undergraduate Learning Center, 2151 Wiggins Way| El Paso, TX 79902
This Event is Free and Open to the Public
Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Professor Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. 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. She is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex. 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. Professor Davis is the author of ten books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. 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.
AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM LECTURE SERIES
UTEP's African American Studies Program and Black Student Union Presents
AN EVENING WITH
ANGELA Y. DAVIS
Wednesday, Feb.7, 2018
Undergraduate Learning Center,
Angela Y. Davis, distinguished professor emerita from the University of California, Santa Cruz, is a renowned scholar, author, humanitarian, advocate for civil and women's rights, and a powerful voice for social justice.
This event is free and open to the public.