This Thursday, I had the opportunity to watch a screening of a documentary on the life of activist Angela Davis; titled “Free Angela Davis” which sparked a plethora of thought and emotion from within. The documentary revisited the importance of community involvement and the influence of one woman’s right to self- determination and free speech and the impact of her journey.
The story of Angela Davis is a remarkable one, it gives take to the many issues the USA has dealt with and is still dealing with in regards to gender equality, prison reform and political activism. This is definitely a story not many know of and certainly it is not something published in many story books. Therefore I was happy to see that the story of Angela Davis was screened in my area and look forward to its growth nationally.
Knowing where we have been is key to understanding where we are headed..
Toujours, Avec amour,
- VIDEO: Angela Davis on the “Racialization” of Terrorism (rodonline.typepad.com)
- Angela Davis documentary opens in select cities (guardianlv.com)