2020 MLK Lecture: Angela Davis and Gina Dent

Zellerbach Theater, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Co-sponsored by: 
The Center for Africana Studies, the Office of the Provost, and the Black Alumni Society
January 15, 2020 5:30 PM
Civil Rights Activist, Scholar, Philosopher, Author
Associate Professor of Feminist Studies
UC Santa Cruz

The 19th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice proudly presents Angela Davis and Gina Dent in conversation with Margo Natalie Crawford, Professor of English and Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence.

Speaker Biographies: 

Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world.  Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.

Professor Davis’ teaching career has taken her to San Francisco State University, Mills College, and UC Berkeley.  She also has taught at UCLA, Vassar, Syracuse University the Claremont Colleges, and Stanford University.  Most recently she spent fifteen years at the University of California Santa Cruz where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness – an interdisciplinary Ph.D program – and of Feminist Studies.

Gina Dent is Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, and Legal Studies at University of California, Santa Cruz, where she recently received the 2018-19 Dizikes Faculty Teaching Award in the Humanities.