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Black Month Keynote Lecture"Institutional Racism in the Penal & Criminal Justice System" by renown scholar and political activist Angela Davis

Date and Time: Feb. 1st, 2017 at 7:30. Place: K-State Student Union Grand Ballroom

 The Kansas State University Black Student Union cordially invites you to the 2017 Black History Month Keynote Lecture.  This year's lecture will feature Angela Davis, who will be discussing the topic, "Institutional Racism in the Penal & Criminal Justice System."  The lecture will take place on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  The lecture will be located at the K-State Student Union Grand Ballroom, with doors opening at 6:45 p.m.

Angela Davis is an internationally respected political activist, academic scholar and author.  Her life's work has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial and gender justice.  She is the author of nine books, including Angela Davis: An Autobiography; Blues Legacies and Black Feminism; Are Prisons Obsolete?; and Women, Culture and Politics.

In recent years, the persistent focus of her work has been addressing the social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences in the early seventies as a person who spent eighteen months in jail and on trial, after being placed on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted List."

Like many educators, Professor Angela Davis is especially concerned with the general tendency to devote more resources and attention to the prison system than to educational institutions. Having helped to popularize the notion of a "prison industrial complex," she now urges her audiences to think seriously about the future possibility of a world without prisons, and to help forge a 21st-century abolitionist movement.

ALIANZA Monthly Meetings

Continuing with our  tradition, Alianza members will be meeting the first Wednesday of every month between 4:00-5:00pm. Members of other KSU organizations and people interested in Latino-Hispanic affairs are all welcome to attend. The dates, times, and place for these meetings are as follows: 

1. February 1st, 2017. 4:00-5:00PM. Place: WA255A (Waters Hall, room 201A).

2. March 1st, 2017. 4:00-5:00PM. Place: WA255A (Waters Hall, room 201A).

3.April 5th, 2017. 4:00-5:00PM. Place: WA255A (Waters Hall, room 201A).

4. May 3rd, 2017.  Place: WA255A (Waters Hall, room 201A).