Internationally Renowned Political Activist to address issues of “Race, Resistance and Revolution” in era of Trump-Presidency
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives –Manitoba (CCPA MB), Black Space Winnipeg and Queer People of Colour Winnipeg are pleased to announce internationally-renown activist and scholar Dr. Angela Davis will be speaking on the role of social movements in the Trump-era in Winnipeg this May 6th, 2017.
Entitled “Race, Resistance and Revolution: Freedom is a Constant Struggle,” Dr. Davis’s Knox United Church-convened address will educate Winnipeggers about how social movements around the globe resist oppressive agendas.
Dr. Davis was a lead speaker at the Women’s March on Washington where she declared: “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.” Dr. Davis is an outspoken proponent of inclusive and intersectional feminism that calls upon all to resistance racism, Islamaphobia, Antisemitism, misogyny, and capitalist exploitation.
Dr. Angela Davis is the author of nine books, whose subjects are drawn from her own experiences in the early ‘70s — including an 18 month imprisonment and court trial after being placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List.” Dr. Davis was eventually aquitted. 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 Freedom movement.
Dr. 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 to become a cultural icon and symbol of the Civil Rights movement.
Dr. Davis’ Winnipeg talk will draw on her most recent books including Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete? about the abolition of the prison industrial 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 in partnership with Black Space Winnipeg, a grassroots community organization that advocates for Winnipeg's Black-Community in political, cultural and multi-media realms. 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
The event is also in partnership with Queer People of Colour (QPOC) Winnipeg, a grassroots group that provides safer spaces, resources and community that 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.
Thank you to our event sponsors: Manitoba Building Trades, The University of Winnipeg, University of Winnipeg Student Association, Fernwood Publishing, Assiniboine Credit Union, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 832, Canadian Consortium on Politics and Performance.
Saturday May 6th
Doors 7:00 pm; Program 8:00 pm
Knox United Church
400 Edmonton Street
General admission: $30, (angeladaviswpg.eventbrite.ca); blackspacewpg.ca;policyfix.ca and McNally Robinson Booksellers.
Student: $20 University of Winnipeg InfoBooth; University of Manitoba Answers and by calling the CCPA Manitoba officeat 204.927.3200
Ticket and post-talk reception with Dr.Davis: $100 (includes $50 tax deductible receipt from CCPA)
Limited number of reduced rate tickets are available for those whom which cost is a barrier. Please call CCPA MB for availability 204-927-3200 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org