Angela Davis is Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz, and the author of ten books, including 2016’s Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement. Her work addresses the range of social problems associated with incarceration and criminalization of communities most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences as someone who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” She has been an activist for six decades including as a founding member of Critical Resistance, an abolitionist organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex.
From Prison Abolition to #BlackLivesMatter: Social Movements and the Global Struggle for Justice
This lecture will discuss the rise of social movements demanding prison abolition and the end of racialized police violence in the United States in the context of mass incarceration and the militarization of policing. The talk will also draw links from these movements to struggles for justice across the Americas and the world.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. / 15h15 – 16h45
TEATRO BAQUEDANO (Teatro de la Universidad de Chile)