Over the past half century, national and international struggles for freedom have been deeply shaped by revolutionary action, the contributions of feminist analysis, and, most recently, calls for prison abolition.
No single person sits more squarely at the intersection of these pivotal movements than the political activist and pioneering philosopher Angela Davis.
“Radical Commitments” will use Davis’s life and work to ground discussions on the rich tradition of activism and social theory in the late 20th century, bringing together a cross-generational group of leading scholars, activists, musicians, and incarcerated women.
The conference also marks the opening of an exhibition highlighting materials from the Angela Davis Papers, an archive recently acquired by the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe in partnership with the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. This substantial collection, some of which will be incorporated into the conference proceedings, includes correspondence, photographs, unpublished speeches, teaching materials, organizational records, and audiovisual recordings.
Registration opens in late August 2019.
Free and open to the public.
For more information and to view the schedule of the conference, visit the Radcliffe website here