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  • Grinnell College Commencement Address
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    Grinnell College Commencement Address

    Activist Angela Davis delivered the commencement address to the graduating class at Grinnell College.

  • emAbolition Democracy  Beyond Prisons Torture and Empireem
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    Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire

    Angela Davis talked about her book Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire: Interviews with Angela Y. Davis, published by Seven Stories Press and co-authored with Eduardo…

  • In Depth with  Angela Davis
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    In Depth with Angela Davis

    Ms. Davis talked about her career as an author and activist. She spoke about her political experiences, as well as her writings on culture, gender, and race. She spoke about her latest book, Are…

  • The American Prison System
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    The American Prison System

    Professor Davis stated that the greatest threat to democracy is the imprisonment of almost two million people. She said that there is a connection between the expansion of the prison system…

  • Jury Rights and Responsibilities
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    Jury Rights and Responsibilities

    Legal experts used hypothetical cases to discuss jury nullification and the rights and responsibilities of jury members. “Nullification” is the power of the jury to ignore evidence and acquit a…

  • Struggle for Democratic Socialism
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    Struggle for Democratic Socialism

    Ms. Periera spoke about the struggle for democracy, socialism, and economic equality in Central and South America. Mr. Brie spoke about the struggle for deomocracy and socialism in Germany…

  • Speaking Truth to Power
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    Speaking Truth to Power

    Ms. Hill, who was taking a sabbatical to talk about the issue of sexual harassment to groups around the country, was the keynote speaker at the sixth annual conference of the National Black Women’s Health Project.…

  • South African Issues
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    South African Issues

    Professor Davis discussed her recent trip to South Africa, and the violence that occurs in that nation. She also talked about the differences between the African National Congress and the…