The Paramount Theatre and Tejemos Foundation present
In Conversation with Angela Davis
The Paramount Theatre
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Doors: 7pm | Member Cocktail Hour: 7pm
In conversation with Dr. Peniel Joseph
Co-Presented by Paramount Theatre and Tejemos Foundation
In Association with Six Square and Austin Justice Coalition
The Paramount Theatre is proud to present a night of insight from American political activist, professor, and author, Angela Davis.
Over half of this to-be-sold-out auditorium will include complimentary tickets reserved for Austin-area students, social justice, women’s studies and journalism groups, and nonprofits focused on healthcare, equity, and diversity, thanks to a grant from Tejemos Foundation.
About Angela Davis
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 has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. Professor Davis is currently Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness—an interdisciplinary PhD program—and of Feminist Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz.
Her work focuses on prisons, police, abolition, and the related intersections of race, gender, and class. She is the author of ten books, from Angela Davis: An Autobiography to Freedom Is a Constant Struggle. She recently coauthored Abolition. Feminism. Now. with Gina Dent, Erica R. Meiners, and Beth E. Richie. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.”
Like many educators, Professor Davis is especially concerned with the general tendency to devote more resources and attention to the prison system than to educational institutions. Having helped to popularize the notion of a “prison industrial complex,” she now urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without prisons and to help forge a 21st century abolitionist movementView Map