Angela Y. Davis to Keynote the 17th Annual Walter Rodney Symposium
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About The Event
Internationally renowned scholar, activist and academic Angela Y. Davis will be the Keynote Speaker for the 17th Annual Walter Rodney Symposium on March 21, 2020.
The Keynote Address will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College, 830 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314. Doors open at 2 p.m., and Angela Davis will take the stage at 3:00 p.m. The event is free, however RSVPs are required through Eventbrite.
Angela Davis is a revolutionary who has worked tirelessly against oppression, the death penalty, racism, and sexism. She has advocated for prison abolition, prison education, criminal justice reform, human rights, and gay/queer rights, while opposing the Vietnam War, apartheid South Africa, the war on terror, and the occupation of Palestine. Davis is a professor emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Walter Rodney was an intellectual, scholar, educator, pan-Africanist, and political activist recognized as one of the Caribbean’s most brilliant minds. Dr. Rodney was assassinated by the government in his homeland Guyana on June 13, 1980. Rodney authored more than 10 books and 50 articles, including How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, Groundings with My Brothers and The Russian Revolution: A View From the Third World. His vast body of work informs contemporary issues and resonates with new generations.
Rodney & Davis’ lives intersected when they met at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania; they are both grounded in historical truth, and in their commitment to liberation, resistance and scholar-activism. Davis wrote the Foreword to How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, Verso Press 2018.
The annual Walter Rodney symposium honors the work of Dr. Walter Rodney (1942-1980), Pan-Africanist historian, educator and political activist. His works include How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, The Russian Revolution, and The Groundings with My Brothers (all published by Verso Press).
The 17th Annual Walter Rodney Symposium is co-hosted by The Walter Rodney Foundation and Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, in collaboration with Spelman College Women’s Research and Resource Center, Clark Atlanta University Department of Political Science, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, African American Center on Global Politics and Human Rights, Davis Bozeman Law Firm, and the Global South Research Consortium.
Platinum Sponsorship is provided by Dihvinely Konnecked Productions (Stefaniyemiya Ingram).