Feminist & Writer
Feminist & Writer
Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator—both at the university level and in the larger public sphere—has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.
Slavery and the Prison Industrial Complex
Abolitionist Movements in the 21st Century
Violence Against Women & the Ongoing Challenge to Racism
Institutional Racism in the Penal & Criminal Justice System
Frameworks for Radical Feminism in the 21st Century
The Role of Art in Society
"Wow! The message was absolutely phenomenal. I was very pleased with how it went. I facilitated the moderated conversation and it was just amazing to sit in her presence. She was an absolute joy and her responses were groundbreaking. Our conference attendees were impacted - I continue to receive emails about how amazing this experience was. THANK YOU!"
"Working with the APB team to have Dr. Angela Y. Davis as Salem State University's 31st Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation Keynote Speaker was simply phenomenal from first contact to post-event. APB was very responsive and understanding to requests (especially in the virtual environment due to the pandemic), and certainly did everything they could to make things happen. Dr. Angela Davis, of course, was nothing short of amazing. Dr. Davis's keynote was powerful, eloquent, transparent and the feedback from the Salem State community has overwhelmingly called it one of the best MLK Convocation (if not the best) at Salem State ever. Furthermore, Dr. Davis was critical, transparent, delightful, authentic, and so much more during the Q&A portion with our engaging and inquisitive activist student leaders. We look forward to working with the APB team in the future!"
"It was a beautiful and historic evening. The students, staff, faculty and community were extremely happy with her presentation. I also would like to personally thank Angela for talking time to speak with students and sign their books and papers after her speech. We were very proud at The College at Brockport to host Angela!"
"We are so thankful to have had the privilege of having Dr. Davis come and speak to us. I am pleased to let you know that this is the largest number we've ever had in attendance for State of the Black Union! So again, big thanks to everyone involved who helped make this happen. I think her words were encouraging, yet also sobering in that many of the things she has spent her life fighting for, we are still in a moment in which many things are still the same. After her talk, other administrators stated that Angela Davis's words were really impactful and have helped them in thinking about what abolition really means and what that could look like. I'd also say that in many ways, she inspired us to think about the future world that we could create."
"Dr. Davis, it was an honor to host you on our campus. Your speech was well received by everyone in attendance, and provided students with an incredible opportunity to learn about you and hear your views on a number of important topics. As you could probably tell, students had a phenomenal time at the event and your speech was thoroughly enjoyed."
"The Angela Davis event was a huge success and we just wanted to thank you for all your help. Her plane was early and she showed up with time to spare. We sold out of tickets before the event (450 seats) and had to turn away over 100 people who showed up w/out tickets at the door. Once again, thank you!"
"It was amazing! She was such a huge draw. We had a huge turnout, actually the largest turnout thus far for the MLK speaker outside of John Legend. Ultimately, she was amazing! People loved her, I loved her, she was so down to earth and so approachable. It was a night I and many others will never forget! An absolute hit for us! Thank so much!"
"I just wanted to get back to you to share how much of a success Angela Davis was. We not only filled the house it was filled to overflowing. She is a gracious woman. Easy to work with and gave a great presentation."