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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento

January 20, 2004

University presents
“An Evening with Angela Davis”

Angela Davis Angela Davis
Social justice champion Angela Davis is set to address California State University, Sacramento at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in the University Union Ballroom. The free event is part of a series of activities scheduled at the University in February in celebration of Black History Month.

Davis is a living witness to the struggle against oppression in the contemporary era. As a student, activist, organizer, writer and now professor at UC Santa Cruz, she has fought racism and political marginalization since her childhood in Alabama. In 1969 she was removed from her teaching position at UCLA as a result of her activism and membership in the Communist Party. Davis was placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List the following year, touching off an intense search that led to her capture and trial on charges of participating in an escape attempt by prisoners in the Marin County jail. Eighteen months later, she was acquitted on all counts.

Davis maintained the momentum started by her supporters during her trial, establishing the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Oppression. She continues the group’s work today. She has authored a half dozen books, including Angela Davis: An Autobiography; Women, Race, and Class and, most recently, Are Prisons Obsolete? Davis has lectured in all 50 states, in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and former Soviet Union.

For more information, contact the CSUS Multi-Cultural Center at (916) 278-6101. Media assistance is available from CSUS public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 • infodesk@csus.edu