Friday, January 20, 2006

Angela Davis speaks at UNCG

Black activist and current chair of the Department of the History of Consciousness at the Univeristy of California Santa Cruz, Angela Davis, spoke to a packed house at UNCG's Aycock Auditorium Tuesday. The univesity's Neo-Black Society invited Davis to speak as part of its observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday.

Speaking before a mostly-sympathetic audience, Davis emphasized the spectre of racism that has led the United States to among other things neglect the victims of Hurricane Katrina, follow the war policies of the Bush Administration and to embrace a culture of imprisonment. Davis encouraged the audience to not only "think critically," but also to "think creatively and take risks" to correct the wrongs of American society.


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