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Saturday, March 24: Angela Davis speaks at Loyola U.

Angela Davis on Women, Race & The Prison Industrial Complex
When: Saturday, March 24, 7:00 pm
Where: Skyscraper Auditorium on the Loyola Rogers Park Campus, 6336 North Sheridan Road
Angela Y. Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. In 1969, she came to national attention after being removed from her teaching position in the Philosophy Department at UCLA as a result of her social activism and her membership in the Communist Party, USA. In 1970 she was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List on false charges, and was the subject of an intense police search that drove her underground and 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.

During the last twenty-five years, Prof. Davis has lectured in all of the fifty United States, as well as in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the former Soviet Union. Former California Governor Ronald Reagan once vowed that Angela Davis would never again teach in the University of California system. Today, she is a tenured professor in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Free Admission for all Loyola students and staff. $2 donation requested for others.

For questions and further information call 773-508-8890.
 
 

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