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MEDIA ADVISORY: Angela Davis to Speak at Johns Hopkins

Jan. 28, 2016
Tracey Reeves

Jill Rosen
Office: 443-997-9906
Cell: 443-547-8805

Angela Davis

WHEN: 7 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 2

WHERE: Shriver Hall, Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St, Baltimore.

WHAT: Angela Davis, a leading thinker on issues of racial politics and criminal justice reform, will visit Johns Hopkins University as part of the JHU Forums on Race in America. The event is free, but tickets are sold out.

Davis is an activist and scholar who has spent four decades working for racial and economic equality. She was a visible figure in the black political movements of the 1970s and has since conducted extensive research on issues related to race, gender, and criminal justice.

She will speak about abolitionist movements in the 21st century, including activism focused on prisons, the war on drugs, violence, equality, race, and social disparity.

Following her presentation, Davis will participate in a question and answer session with the audience.

To cover this event, please RSVP to Tracey Reeves, 443-997-9903, treeves@jhu.edu, or Jill Rosen at 443-997-9906 or 443-547-8805 or jrosen@jhu.edu.


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