Mario Savio Memorial Lecture, Presenting
Angela Davis, UCSC Professor of History Consciousness and Feminist Studies: From Jim Crow to Guantanamo: Prisons, Democracy and Empire
Thursday, November 1
Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
Angela Davis, social activist and Professor of History of Consciousness and of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz will deliver the eleventh annual Mario Savio Memorial Lecture on Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. in Pauley Ballroom, Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center. "From Jim Crow to Guantanamo: Prisons, Democracy and Empire," is the topic. Having spent months in the early seventies on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List and over a year in jail before her trial and acquittal on charges of conspiracy, kidnapping and murder, Professor Davis draws on both her own experiences and extensive research to discuss the criminalization of those communities most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. Going beyond the notion of reforming the "prison industrial complex", she now challenges audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without prisons.
The evening, which honors the memory of the late Free Speech Movement leader Mario Savio, will also see the presentation of the Tenth Mario Savio Young Activist Award. The event is sponsored by the UC Berkeley Library, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Graduate School of Journalism, the Free Speech Movement Cafe, and the Graduate Assembly.
Doors open at 6:30. Admission is free.