Angela Davis to present 2020 Nelson Mandela Social Justice Day keynote

Susanna Fravell, Staff Writer

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Angela Davis will be coming to USI on Feb. 5 to present “Democracy and Civil Engagement”. 

The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. in Carter Hall. An Activism Fair will take place in Carter all prior to the presentation at 2 p.m.

Davis is a distinguished professor, activist, and social justice advocate. She has also written nine books and lectured all across the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. 

Davis draws inspiration from her own experiences of being in jail for eighteen months and on trial. She was also placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List”. Davis has conducted extensive research into several social issues dealing with race, gender, and imprisonment. 

Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in French and Philosophy from Brandeis University and earned her master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of California.