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Decolonise Sociology is thrilled to announce civil rights activist Angela Davis in conversation with novelist and poet Jackie Kay at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.
Angela Davis is Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz, and the author of ten books, including, most recently, Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement.
A persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and criminalization of communities 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 has been an activist for six decades, including as a founding member of Critical Resistance, an abolitionist organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex.
Jackie Kay is a critically acclaimed novelist and poet and was named Scots Makar—the National Poet for Scotland—in March 2016. She is also Chancellor of the University of Salford and Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.
2 hours, no interval