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Angela Davis

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Feminist, Social Activist, Professor & Writer

Angela Davis

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4.9091 out of 5

Feminist, Social Activist, Professor & Writer

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Santa Cruz, CA, USA
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Angela Davis Biography

Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.

Professor Davis’s teaching career has taken her to San Francisco State University, Mills College, and UC Berkeley. She also has taught at UCLA, Vassar, Syracuse University the Claremont Colleges, and Stanford University. Most recently she spent fifteen years at the University of California Santa Cruz where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness – an interdisciplinary Ph.D program – and of Feminist Studies.

Davis is the author of ten books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” She also has conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. Her books include "Abolition Democracy" and "Are Prisons Obsolete?," and two books of essays entitled "The Meaning of Freedom," and "Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement." Her most recent books include "Abolition. Feminism. Now.," with co-authors Gina Dent, Erica Meiners and Beth Richie, and "Abolition: Politics, Practices, Promises, Vol. 1."

Davis is a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex. Internationally, she is affiliated with Sisters Inside, an abolitionist organization based in Queensland, Australia that works in solidarity with women in prison.

Like many educators, Professor Davis is especially concerned with the general tendency to devote more resources and attention to the prison system than to educational institutions. Having helped to popularize the notion of a “prison industrial complex,” she now urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without prisons and to help forge a 21st century abolitionist movement.

Angela Davis Speaking Topics

  • Frameworks for Radical Feminism in the 21st Century

  • The Role of Art in Society

  • Violence Against Women and the Ongoing Challenge to Racism

  • Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture

  • Civil and Human Rights in a Democracy

  • How Does Change Happen?

Angela Davis Videos

  • Angela Davis on continuing to fight for change
    The activist, professor and writer has spent more than five decades advocating against oppression, white supremacy and police violence. Five decades...
  • Angela Davis. Revolution Today
    Angela Davis (Birmingham, 1944) is a politician, activist and Professor Emerita at the University of California Santa Cruz. Considered one of the...
  • Radical Commitments | Keynote by Angela Davis || Radcliffe Institute
    Radical Commitments: The Life and Legacy of Angela Davis TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019 A cross-generational group of leading scholars, activists,...

Angela Davis Books

  • Abolition: Politics, Practices, Promises, Vol. 1
    Abolition: Politics, Practices, Promises, Vol. 1
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement
    Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement
  • Angela Davis: An Autobiography
    Angela Davis: An Autobiography
  • Women, Race, & Class
    Women, Race, & Class
  • Are Prisons Obsolete?
    Are Prisons Obsolete?

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Angela Davis is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Frameworks for Radical Feminism in the 21st Century, The Role of Art in Society, Violence Against Women and the Ongoing Challenge to Racism, Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture, Civil and Human Rights in a Democracy and How Does Change Happen?. The estimated speaking fee range to book Angela Davis for your event is available upon request. Angela Davis generally travels from Santa Cruz, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nikki Giovanni, Ijeoma Oluo, Dr. Bernice King, Bakari Sellers and Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Angela Davis for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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