Dr. Angela Davis will speak on "Impediments to the Dream: The Prison Industrial Complex and the Dream." 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.
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 live presentation will be in the Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom, and it will be streamed remotely to the Union Pendelton Room; The Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery; The Duderstadt Building Conference room 1180; the Detroit Center; and the College of Arts, Sciences & Letters Building Auditorium (room 1030), U-Μ Dearborn. All are free and open to the public.
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 Program, and Students Organizing Against Prisons.