May 6, 2017 - 7:00 pm
Dr. Angela Davis
Race, Resistance & Revolution: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
Saturday May 6, 2017
Knox United Church
400 Edmonton Street
Doors 7:00 pm • Program 8:00 pm • Q&A to Follow Address by Dr. Davis
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Manitoba (CCPA-MB) — in partnership with Black Space Winnipeg and Queer People of Colour Winnipeg —brings to Winnipeg world-renowned activist, academic and author Dr. Angela Davis this May 6, 2017.
Entitled “Race, Resistance & Revlution: Freedom is a Constant Struggle,” Dr. Davis’s Knox United Church-convened address will call upon Winnipeggers to resist oppressive political and economic forces rooted in racism, misogyny and capitalist exploitation. Dr. Davis will share how social movements around the globe resist oppressive agendas.
Dr. Davis was a select keynote speaking at this past Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington, where she declared openly: “Those who still defend the supremacy of white male hetro-patriarchy had better watch out. The next 1,459 days of the Trump administration will be 1,459 days of resistance.”
Angela Davis is the author of nine books, whose subjects are drawn from her own especial experiences in the early ‘70s, including an 18 month stay in jail and court trial after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” Dr. Davis was subsequently acquitted. Not surprisingly, Dr. Davis has conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to imprisonment, race, gender, alongside numerous writings chronicling her early life in segregated Alabama through-to-her involvement in the Black Panther movement.
Davis’s imprisonment served as a galvanizing moment in American politics. The international solidarity movement for her release from prison — which included tributes by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and John Lennon & Yoko Ono — propelled her into cultural iconography and as a symbol of the Civil Rights movement.
Davis’s Winnipeg talk will draws upon reflections and essays penned in her most recent books, including: Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete?, both concerning the abolition of the industrial prison complex; a newly released edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass; and a collection of essays entitled, The Meaning of Freedom. Her most recent book of essays, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement, was published in October 2015.
The CCPA-MB event is held in partnership with Black Space Winnipeg, a grassroots community organization that advocates for Winnipeg’s Black-Community both political, cultural and multi-media. Black Space expresses pro-Black conversations and Afrocentrism by exploring our authentic narratives and holds a chapter for Black Lives Matter in Winnipeg. www.blackspacewpg.ca
May 6th’s event is also convened in partnership with Queer People of Colour (QPOC) Winnipeg: a grassroots group that provides safer spaces, resources and community-building, which recognizes the unique experiences and needs of the QTPOC community.
A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to support Black Space Winnipeg
General admission: $30, Available at angeladaviswpg.eventbrite.ca; blackspacewpg.ca; policyfix.ca and McNally Robinson Booksellers
Student: $20 University of Winnipeg Info Booth; University of Manitoba Answers and by calling the CCPA Manitoba office at 204-927-3200
Ticket with reception afterwards with Dr. Davis $100 (includes $50 tax deductible receipt from CCPA)
Note: A limited number of reduced rate tickets are available for those whom which cost is a barrier. Please call CCPA MB for availability at 204-927-3200.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Manitoba Building Trades and Allied Hydro Council, the University of Winnipeg, Fernwood Publishing, Assiniboine Credit Union, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 832 and the Canadian Consortium on Politics and Performance in the Americas.