Radical Commitments | Keynote by Angela Davis

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Radical Commitments | Keynote by Angela Davis || Radcliffe Institute

Radical Commitments: The Life and Legacy of Angela Davis
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019

A cross-generational group of leading scholars, activists, musicians, and incarcerated women lead discussions on the rich tradition of activism and social theory in the late 20th century using the life and work of the political activist and pioneering philosopher Angela Davis.

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION (
28:31)

Angela Davis, distinguished professor emerita, UC Santa Cruz Neferti X. M. Tadiar, professor and chair of women’s, gender & sexuality studies, Barnard College Introduction by Kaia Stern, Elsa Hardy, and Abbie Cohen, reading from the work of The Pathways Collective, a group of incarcerated women studying Angela Davis’s life and writings

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8:18) Kaia Stern, practitioner-in-residence at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, cofounder and director of the Prison Studies Project, and visiting faculty member and lead of the Transformative Justice Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

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2:27) Elsa Hardy, doctoral student in the Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

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3:21) Abbie Cohen, community partnership lead at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE (
22:04)
Esperanza Spalding, professor of the practice of music, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Terri Lyne Carrington, founder and artistic director, Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice

Imani Uzuri, vocalist and composer; 2019–2020 fellow, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University

STUDENT Q&A (
1:21:35)