The English Department is co-sponsoring an event taking place on February 28, 2019. UWO Sisterhood is hosting Dr. Angela Davis, social activist, scholar and author, to commence Women’s Herstory Month on the UWO campus. The theme is No Shades, No Bounds: Justice for Women of Color. Sisterhood is an organization which provides outreach and empowerment of young women on campus, including providing programming that addresses the intersection of race and gender for women.

Known for books like Women, Race & Class, Angela Davis has worked as a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she taught courses on the History of consciousness. Her research interests include, African-American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music, social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons.   

Angela Davis is the  co-founder of Critical Resistance, an organization that aims to end the prison industrial complex, Davis is the author of several books, including Angela Davis: An Autobiography (1974), Women, Race, and Class (1980), Women, Culture and Politics(1989), Are Prisons Obsolete? (2003), Abolition Democracy (2005), and The Meaning of Freedom (2012).