Angela Y. Davis

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Davis, a professor of history of consciousness and feminist studies at the University of California Santa Cruz, is the author of eight books, including her most recent publications Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is now completing a book on Prisons and American History. Like many other educators, Professor Davis is especially concerned with the general tendency to devote more resources and attention to the prison system than to educational institutions. Having helped to popularize the notion of a “prison industrial complex,” she now urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without prisons and to help forge a 21st century abolitionist movement. Her talk was followed by a question-and-answer session, reception and book signing.


Activist, academic and author Angela Davis visited Susquehanna University on Oct. 7, 2010.