The Social Justice Institute will host its 2015 Intergenerational Think Tank “Educating for Struggle: Social Justice, Empathy and Social Transformation” Nov. 13-14.
Angela Y. Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz, will give the keynote address Friday, Nov. 13.
As an activist, Davis has focused most notably on the incarceration and criminalization of those affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She has authored nine books and most recently published a book of essays, titled The Meaning of Freedom.
Davis will draw upon her experiences in the early 1970s as a person who spent 18 months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List” on false charges.
The Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, and the President’s Advisory Council on Minorities will co-sponsor this event.
The event is co-sponsored by ideastream; the President’s Advisory Council on Minorities; the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity; the Office of Multicultural Affairs; the Beamer-Schneider chair; the Schubert Center for Child Studies; and Olivet Institutional Baptist Church.