Join us for Columbus State's annual event celebrating the memory of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. on Jan. 31. The event is free and open to the public.
MLK Celebration featuring Angela Davis
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017
Conference Center Ballroom
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—both
at the university level and in the larger public sphere—has always emphasized the
importance of building communities with economic, racial, and gender justice.
Professor Davis' teaching career has taken her to San Francisco State University,
Mills College, and UC Berkeley. Most recently she spent 15 years at the University
of California Santa Cruz where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of Feminist
Davis is the author of nine books and has lectured throughout the United States as
well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. She also has conducted
extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment.
The Jan. 31 date wraps up a month that celebrates Dr. King's birthday on the 16th,
and kicks off Black History Month celebrated in February, and Women's History Month
celebrated in March.