Quote of the Week | A Call to Action

On February 2, Publishers Weekly released its latest Soapbox piece, an article stressing the importance of books in teaching compassion, humanity, and understanding, especially in circumstances recently – and powerfully – recognized by the #MeToo movement. The call to action, written by our very own Jane Kinney-Denning, implored publishers to bring books to life in “fair, equitable, and safe workplaces that set an example” for the rest of the world. “I believe that members of the publishing community have a responsibility to continue to push the industry to better reflect who they are and the values that they hold,” said Professor Denning. “I am only one person, and I don’t have all of the answers, but I do believe that we have strength in numbers and that being organized allows us to push doors open even farther. Sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace are a collective problem, and we need the strength of all of us to fight against it.” Continue reading “Quote of the Week | A Call to Action”

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“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world, and you have to do it all the time.”

Angela Davis during a lecture at Southern Illinois University

Angela Davis is a lifelong activist icon for many movements, from feminism to race to prisoners’ rights. As a scholar, philosopher, and writer, Davis is able to bring attention and advocate on academic and literary platforms for important social issues.

One of Davis’s most famous title Women, Race, & Class provides a poignant look at the women’s liberation movement, civil rights issues, and classism in America. Other notable titles from Davis include her follow-up Women, Culture, & Politics, Freedom is a Constant Struggle, and her self-titled autobiography.

Pace Event: An Evening With Angela Davis

734Angela-Davis_0On Tuesday, October 20, the Office of Multicultural Affairs brings scholar and activist Angela Davis to Pace’s NYC Campus for an evening of reflection and conversation on the importance of sustained social justice movements, activism, and student engagement.

Rising to prominence as a counterculture activist in the 1960s, Davis was a leader of the Communist Party in the United States and was closely associated with the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party. In later years, she became a professor of at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and worked in their History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies departments. She is the author of Women, Race & Class, and advocates for gender equity, prison reform, and alliances across color lines.

Conversations in Action: An Evening with Dr. Angela Davis

Tuesday, October 20
Schimmel Center
6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

This program is made possible through a student opportunity grant. For more information, e-mail Raziyah Eure at re30776n@pace.edu or Jonelle James at jj94695n@pace.edu. For telephone inquiries, please call Denise Santiago, PhD, at (212) 346-1546.