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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
January 20, 2004
“An Evening with 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.
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
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