Posts tagged “are prisons obsolete”
May 18, 2011
Davis discussed her reasons for calling for drastic changes in imprisonment in an ASU lecture titled “Education or Incarceration? The Future of Democracy” sponsored by Project Humanities in conjunction with the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. According to Davis, more African-American men are entangled in the justice system today than were enslaved in 1850. “The United States has 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, and the highest incarceration rate in the world,” she said.
February 17, 2011
Author Angela Davis discusses abolishing prisons on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight:
January 21, 2011
January 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 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.”