Angela Davis: women, race and class in the post-Trump era

In March 2017 we were very lucky to welcome writer, scholar, philosopher, and activist, Angela Davis to the Southbank Centre as part of WOW - Women of the World. Known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the USA and beyond, Davis is a living witness to the historical struggles of the contemporary era.

Davis’ appearance here at the Southbank Centre came just two months after she was made honorary co-chair, and appeared as a featured speaker, at the Women’s March on Washington, which followed Donald Trump’s inauguration as President.

In this podcast, she talks to Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director, and founder of WOW, Jude Kelly, about women, race and class in the post-Trump era.

Angela Davis: women, race and class in the post-Trump era by Southbank Centre: Think Aloud

 

It’s true that in many ways structurally racism is more powerful than ever before, but if we don’t acknowledge that conditions have changed, what we’re saying is that the work that we do makes no difference at all. The conceptual tools young people have today for thinking on how we move in the direction of freedom are based on the decades and decades of struggle, and so yes, we have made progress.
Angela Davis

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