Posts tagged “angela davis”
February 17, 2011Author Angela Davis discusses abolishing prisons on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight:
January 21, 2011January 21, 2011, 7PM, Angela Davis, author of Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete?, will be honored in a presentation titled “I Dream A World, Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America: Angela Davis” as part of Willamette University's 2011 celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. The program is presented by the Oregon Northwest Black Pioneers and will be portrayed by Oregon State University's College of Education Professor Jean Moule. Location: Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Willamette University, 900 State St. Salem, OR 97301. More more information about this event go to http://www.willamette.edu/dept/oma/mlk/.
March 31, 2009
March 28, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 8:00 PM at Columbia University’s Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway at 115th St. $25 general admission, $20 for senior citizens and Columbia staff, $5 for students.
Assia Djebar has long been fascinated with the figure of Fatima, the Prophet Mohammed’s daughter. In the opera The Daughters of Ishmael in Wind and Storm, she relies on Arab chronicles to dramatize Fatima’s role immediately after the Prophet’s death. What would the future of Islam have been if this spirited daughter could have inherited the prophetship? We will couple extracts from Djebar’s opera with extracts from Toni Morrison’s Margaret Garner , revisiting the events that inspired her 1987 novel Beloved . Performance followed by a discussion with Djebar, Morrison, Leila Ahmed (Harvard Divinity School), and Angela Davis (University of California), opening questions of feminism, femininity, slavery, and Islam.
March 13, 2009"... In communities that aren't subject to that type of surveillance, people can do all type of things without getting caught, like Madoff. He stole millions of dollars, and now all they are talking about is whether he will be able to keep his house."