Angela Davis to give lecture on UI campus

Angela Davis to give lecture on UI campus

CHAMPAIGN — Political activist, educator and author Angela Davis will be on the University of Illinois campus Friday to deliver a lecture called, "Abolishing the Prison-Industrial Complex."

Davis holds the title of distinguished professor emerita in the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies Departments at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

The talk is part of the University of Illinois YMCA's Friday Forum lecture series. The theme for the series this fall is "Beyond Mass Incarceration." Speakers will discuss issues about incarceration on a local, state an national level.

The Davis talk will begin at noon Friday and will be held in Latzer Hall at the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., C. Latzer Hall seats about 300 people. Another room will be set up for an overflow crowd, with a live stream of the lecture.

Reservations are not required for the free lecture, but suggested. They can be picked up at the Y from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Thursday, Sept. 26. Reservations are available while supplies last. Two tickets are available per person. Ticket holders should arrive by 11:50 a.m. on Friday.

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On the morning of the Friday Forum talk, Davis will join community members for breakfast at the Independent Media Center, 202 S. Broadway, U. A ticket to that event does not include a reservation to the Friday Forum lecture at noon.

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pmnafrica wrote on September 24, 2013 at 8:09 am

 I think the biographical portion of your article is a little short of pertinent background information, don't you????