An evening with Dr. Angela Davis

Dec. 1, 2018

The American Whig Cliosophic Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Angela Davis has accepted their invitation to give a lecture in McCosh 50 at 5:30pm on Thursday, December 13th.  The event is free and open to the general public but ticketing priority will be given to students.

Ticket Distribution Details:

Ticket distribution for Whig-Clio students will begin at 12 pm on Wednesday, December 5 at the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center.

Ticket distribution for Princeton University students will begin at 12 pm on Thursday, December 6, at the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center.

Ticket distribution for Princeton University Faculty and Staff will begin at 12 pm on Friday, December 7, at the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center.

Princeton University students, faculty and staff may pick up one ticket per TigerCard (University ID) and can bring up to two TigerCards. The distributions will continue, while supplies last, during normal business Hours (Monday-Friday, 12pm-5pm).

Should tickets remain, ticket distribution for the general public will begin at 12 pm on Monday, December 10that the University Ticketing Office in the Frist Campus Center.  There is a 2 ticket limit per person.

For those unable to obtain a ticket in advance, there will be a wait line at the door.

An Evening With Angela Davis Event Poster

Whig Clio is thankful for the following departments for supporting this event: The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, The Women*s Center, The Carl Fields Center, The USG Projects Board, the Department of African American Studies, The Pace Center, The Department of Politics, The Woodrow Wilson School, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the LGBT Center.

Dr. Angela Davis Biography


Through her activism and scholarship over the last decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. 


Professor Davis’ teaching career has taken her to San Francisco State University, Mills College, and UC Berkeley. She also has taught at UCLA, Vassar, the Claremont Colleges, and Stanford University. She spent the last fifteen years at the University of California, Santa Cruz where she is now Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, an interdisciplinary Ph.Dprogram, and of Feminist Studies. 


Angela Davis is the author of nine books and has lectured throughout the United States as well as in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. In recent years a persistent theme of her work has been the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those 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.” 


Davis has also conducted extensive research on numerous issues related to race, gender and imprisonment. Her most recent book is Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement.


Davis is a founding member Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex. Internationally, she is affiliated with Sisters Inside, an abolitionist organization based in Queensland, Australia that works in solidarity with women in prison. Like many other educators, Professor 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.