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Political activist, professor Angela Davis is NKU’s Black History Month keynote speaker

January 28, 2021

Angela Davis—an American political activist, professor and author—is the keynote speaker for NKU’s 2021 Black History Month. 

The virtual Zoom event will take place on Feb. 16 at 6:00 p.m. Those wanting to attend must register in advance.

Event description: “A celebrated activist, educator and author, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world through her activism and scholarship over many decades. 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.

Throughout her illustrious teaching career, Professor Davis has taught at a range of schools, including San Francisco State University, Mills College, UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Most recently, she spent 15 years at the University of California Santa Cruz where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness—an interdisciplinary Ph.D program—and of Feminist Studies.”

The event is hosted by African American Student Initiatives and sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Honors College, Alumni Association, Office of the Provost, College of Informatics, Student Union, Office of Inclusive Excellence and Division of Student Affairs. 

To register for the event, click here.

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