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Angela Davis in conversation w/ Jelani Cobb

May 24 @ 7:30 PM PDT

Angela Y. Davis

Angela Davis in conversation w/ Jelani Cobb

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“Before the world knew what intersectionality was, the scholar, writer and activist was living it, arguing not just for Black liberation, but for the rights of women and queer and transgender people as well.” – Nelson George for The New York Times

As a teacher, writer, scholar, and activist, Angela Y. Davis’ work fighting for justice and equality for all can not be understated. Davis first received national attention in 1969, after being removed from her teaching position at UCLA for her social activism and membership to the Communist Party. In 1970, she was placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List” on false charges, which culminated in one of the most famous trials in recent U.S. history. During her sixteen-month incarceration, a massive international “Free Angela Davis” campaign was organized, leading to her acquittal in 1972. Davis is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to dismantling the prison-industrial complex, and the author of books including Freedom is a Constant Struggle and Women, Race & Class.

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Sydney Goldstein Theater
275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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