Bookmark and Share
  • Text +
  • Text -

Angela Davis to Discuss Civil and Human Rights in Pomona College Talk

Former Black Panther activist Angela Davis will speak at Pomona College on Friday, February 16th at 8 p.m. Davis, organizer, philosopher and professor, will lecture on “Civil Rights and Human Rights in Our Democracy.”

Currently, Davis works for prison abolition. She is the founder of Critical Resistance—a national, grassroots movement that seeks to dismantle the “prison-industrial complex,” and she argues for alternatives that are more effective at reform and more humane to be established. Davis is professor of the history of consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is Presidential Chair at the University of California.

In 1970 Davis was thrust into the spotlight when she was linked to the murder of a judge during an attempted Black Panther prison break. A fugitive for two months, Davis fled California and an intense manhunt, before being captured in New York City and charged for conspiracy, kidnapping and homicide. Eighteen months after her capture, Davis was tried and acquitted of all charges in one of the most famous trials in U.S. history.

The lecture will be held in Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont) and admission costs $5. This event is sponsored by the Associated Students of Pomona College (ASPC). For further information, contact: (909) 621-8610.

Pomona College is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offering a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.