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Angela Davis - Beginnings: Movements of Possibility

Angela Davis - Beginnings: Movements of Possibility

Length: 0:57:00
Uploaded: 30 Jan, 2023

Recording Date: 2 Nov, 2016
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Logsheet: logsheet_277871.docx
Language: English
Topical for: 1 Week
Status: Complete, Ready to Air

Program Title: Angela Davis - Beginnings: Movements of Possibility
Description: In times of crisis, one can simultaneously see danger and opportunity. Today there is nostalgia for an imagined past and a desire to recreate it. It’s a seductive tale. Things were better then. The country was unchallenged in the world. Jobs were plentiful. Minorities, women, gays, and immigrants knew their place. There was order in the land. But over many decades, as a result of struggle and movements, society evolved and changed. We are at a perilous moment. Do we want to go back or continue to move forward building on hard-fought gains? During another perilous time, Martin Luther King Jr., declared, “We’ve got to massively confront the power structure.” We are at a crossroads: the beginning of a brighter or darker future. The choice is ours.

Featured Speakers/Guests: Angela Davis is one of the iconic figures of this era. Acquitted on conspiracy charges in 1970, after one of the most famous trials in U.S. history, she went on to become an internationally renowned writer, scholar and lecturer. She is professor emerita at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She has been at the forefront of the movement focusing on the prison industrial complex and its intersection with race, class and gender. She’s the author of many books, including Women, Race and Class, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism, Abolition Democracy, and Freedom is a Constant Struggle.



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