A Moderated Talk with Angela Davis

Angela Davis

Angela Davis (Image provided)

The SUNY Geneseo Student Association, in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Equity, presents a moderated discussion with activist, educator, author, and scholar Angela Davis. Davis’s talk is on Friday, February 9, 2–3 p.m., in Wadsworth Auditorium on SUNY Geneseo’s campus.

Through her activism and scholarship, Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice worldwide. Davis has taught at numerous colleges and universities, including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Vassar, Syracuse University, and Stanford University, to name a few. Davis now serves as the distinguished professor emerita of the history of consciousness and feminism at UC Santa Cruz.

Davis is the author of ten books and has lectured worldwide. 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 urges her audiences to think seriously about the possibility of a world without prisons and to help forge a 21st-century abolitionist movement.

She has extensively researched numerous issues related to race, gender, and imprisonment. Her books include Abolition Democracy and Are Prisons Obsolete?; The Meaning of Freedom; and Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement. 

A reception for Davis will follow in the Multicultural Center at 3 p.m. The reception is for SUNY Geneseo students and employees only. Please bring your SUNY Geneseo ID for admittance. Space is limited. 

Tickets to the talk are required. 

General Public: Admission is $5 for the general public; tickets can be purchased online starting on January 29. 

SUNY Geneseo Students and Employees: Tickets are free to SUNY Geneseo students and employees. Student tickets will be available starting on January 22; employee tickets are available beginning on January 29. Tickets can be picked up by visiting the Multicultural Center or the SA Ticket Office, CU113. Space is limited, and we ask that attendance be confirmed before requesting free tickets.

Area College/University Attendees: Complimentary tickets are available for area colleges. A selected representative from each college can request up to 20 e-tickets per institution by contacting ticketoffice@geneseo.edu. Complimentary tickets must be requested between January 29 and February 2. Space is limited, and we ask that attendance be confirmed before requesting complimentary tickets.

Tickets will be available at the door if space allows. Please bring your college ID or cash for general public tickets. 


The Geneseo campus map and a list of visitor lots are available online. Visitors arriving via chartered bus must contact the parking office for specific lot information. 

Please note that we have several large areas of construction on campus. Please arrive early and refer to our pedestrian map for the most up-to-date routes.