Friday, March 11, 2011

Dr. Angela Davis speaks at the University of Regina: Video

Dr. Marc Spooner

Dr. Angela Davis speaks at the University of Regina from Dr. Marc Spooner on Vimeo.

About Angela Davis:

Professor Angela Davis is an American political activist, educator and author. Davis was most politically active during the late 1960s through the 1970s and was associated with the Communist Party USA, the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party. Prisoner rights have been among her continuing interest; she is the founder of "Critical Resistance", an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She is presently a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is the former director of the university's Feminist Studies department. Her research interests are in feminism, African American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music and social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons. (​wiki/​Angela_Davis)

Dr. Davis' talk was made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors (to date):

Faculty of Education, V.P Academic Conference Fund, Humanities Research Institute, Dr. Charity Marsh, President Vianne Timmons, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Kinesiology, Faculty of Nursing, Social Policy Research Unit, CUPE 2419, RPIRG, & URFA.

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