"Impediments to the Dream: The Prison-Industrial Complex and the Dream," talk by Angela Davis


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  • Speaker: Angela Davis
  • Host Department: race
  • Date: 01/21/2013
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Location: Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom, 530 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

  • Description:

    Dr. Davis will speak on “Impediments to the Dream: The Prison Industrial Complex and the Dream.” Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita from the University of California Santa Cruz, is internationally known for her decades of work fighting oppression of all forms. She particularly urges us to think about a world without prisons and discusses alternatives to the American prison industrial complex. She is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to eliminating the prison industrial complex. After her presentation, Dr. Davis will be signing copies of her recent book, The Meaning of Freedom, which will be available for purchase prior to the talk. The presentation will be streamed remotely in the Union Pendelton Room, The Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, The Duderstadt Building Conference room 1180, and the University of Michigan Detroit Center at 3663 Woodward Avenue, Suite 150, Detroit, MI 48076. The program is sponsored by the University Library, The School of Information, University Housing, The Law Library, the Bentley Historical Library, The Center for Campus Involvement, The Global Scholars Program, the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, The Office of Multi-ethnic Student Affairs, U-M Dearborn African and African American Studies, and Students Organizing Against Prisons.

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