Institute of African American Affairs at NYU
Writing the World
with series inaugural speaker
Monday, October 31, 2011
Vanderbilt Hall (first floor)
New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South, NY, NY 10012
This year-long series of conversations will feature diasporic women of African descent writing new visions of the world. By charting their own spaces and territories, they introduce a new creativity that recasts issues of style, gender and transformation. Their works go beyond the literature strictly about and reserved for women; their own powerful voices to the social, political and literary arts landscapes becomes critical.
Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. 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. The author of eight books, Professor Davis spent the last fifteen years at the University of California Santa Cruz where she is now Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary PhD program, and of Feminist Studies.