Mar 31 2006

Angela Davis: Women and Social Movements

Angela Davis is a radical black activist and philosopher. She is often associated with the Black Panthers and with the black power politics of the late 1960s and early 1970s. She joined the Communist Party when Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. She was active with SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) before the Black Panthers. Davis has been promoting women’s rights and racial justice while pursuing her career as a philosopher and teacher at the University of Santa Cruz and San Francisco University — she achieved tenure at UC Santa Cruz, although Ronald Reagan once swore she would never teach again in the UC system. In recent years she has been active in prison justice issues. Angela Davis spoke on the topic of “women and social justice movements: then, now and tomorrow,” at the University of California San Diego on March 1st of this year. This speech was recorded by Global Voices for Justice.

This talk was recorded by Global Voices for Justice. For more information on this and other talks, visit globalvoicesforjustice.org or call 323-850-4464.

Sonali’s Subversive Thought for the Day:

“Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionary’s life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime.” – Angela Davis

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Angela Davis: Women and Social Movements”

  1. Stephen R. Rasmussenon 19 Apr 2006 at 10:44 am

    Thank You For Putting Angela Davis
    On Your Program, Also Thank You For
    Your Radio Show Each Day!!!

  2. Sarahon 29 Dec 2006 at 4:34 am

    Wow. Perhaps the most amazing speech I have heard about our current political and social situation in a long while.

  3. debon 29 Jan 2007 at 10:42 am

    thank you angela. i want to be a member of your community, and welcome you to mine. i agree we should be taking to the streets.

  4. COMITE CULTURAL Uruapanon 04 Sep 2007 at 8:41 pm

    Hello
    We are part of a comunity (a little town)in the occident from Mexico we have a street with the name “Angela Davis” and in this moment we are organizing a celebration of our comunity, and doing a modest homage to Angela.
    For us will be great send a letter to her , to express our feelings and admiration and tell to her about our Popular organization.
    If somebody can help us to find a email address or some place when write a letter to her, will be great.
    Thank You.