Historical Activist and Scholar Angela Y. Davis Visits Chicago

Monday, 29 April 2013 20:35 Written by  Iya Bakare


Political activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis will arrive in Chicago this week as she participates in a discussion on “Feminism & Abolition Theories & Practices for the 21st Century”. The feminist studies professor and writer will speak on Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, which is free and open to the public. Prolific for her views on social change and years spent as an activist for gender egalitarianism, prison reform and both racial and social equality, Angela will share her theory and praxis on feminism in today’s society.

Internationally known for her controversial and radical views on social justice and civil rights, the Alabama native defeated all odds stacked against her when she was imprisoned and faced the disdain of non-supporters. She answered with higher learning as she continued to further her education and paid it forward as an educator all over the country. The author currently teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) host this discussion as a part of a year-long series on the historical figure’s work and philosophies. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory at the University of Chicago.

Iya Bakare

Iya Bakare

Iya Bakare, GMO's managing editor, earned both her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in print journalism. She earned her B.A. from Delta State University with a minor in English and graduated with a M.A. degree from Columbia College Chicago. In her spare time, the Chicago native continues to freelance and ponder ways to both inform and improve her community one story at a time.

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