Lectures & Learning

Distinguished Speaker Series: Angela Davis

When: Wed., Feb. 20, 7 p.m. 2013

Angela Davis has had more than her fair share of run-ins with authority. The feminist and civil rights activist was still in her teens when the FBI first questioned her about attending a Communist-sponsored youth festival. She was in her mid-20s when California governor Ronald Reagan pressured the state's board of regents to get her fired from her teaching post at UCLA. A year later, she landed on the FBI's 10 most-wanted list when guns she'd purchased were used in a shooting. It's been four decades since Davis was found not guilty of murder, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy, during which time she's written dozens of books, had a long tenure as a UC-Santa Cruz professor, and was the subject of a 2012 documentary whose producers include Jay-Z and Will Smith. Davis will speak about at least some of the above at Occhiato University Center Ballroom (2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, colostate-pueblo.edu) as part of CSU-Pueblo's Distinguished Lecture Series. The 7 p.m. talk is free and open to the public. — Bill Forman

Price: Free

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