Media@McGill’s Beaverbrook Lectures never fail to entice and get people talking. On the heels of standing-room-only talks by the likes of investigative journalist Seymour Hirsch and public intellectual Tariq Ali, this year, Media@McGill welcomes political activism and civil rights icon Angela Davis to campus to talk about the complex relationship between media, race and power in America as it relates to the case of Oscar Grant, a young Californian shot and killed by a transit police officer on New Year’s Day 2009. Ms. Davis is known around the world for her lifelong commitment in working to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. Initially known for her association with the Black Panthers in the 1960s, Ms. Davis continues to work for racial and gender equality, gay rights, and prison abolition while pursuing her career as a philosopher, organizer, author and professor emerita at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Angela Davis’s Media@McGill Beaverbrook Public Lecture: “Media, Race and Power: The Case of Oscar Grant”; Thurs., Oct. 1, 6 p.m.; Leacock Building, Room 132, 855 Sherbrooke St. W. All are welcome. For more information, please visit www.media.mcgill.ca