5 October 2015, 18:30
Venue: University of Vienna, Großen Festsaal (Great ceremonial hall, main building)
Angela Davis, activist and philosopher, associated with the Black Panthers in the 1960s-1970s. She joined the Communist Party when Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. Already in the 1970s she taught women’s and gender studies as well as African American studies in the US. Concurrently, she became a central figure in the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the US. She still investigates the intersections between oppression on grounds of gender, race/ethnicity and class in a globalised world.