Abolition, Cultural Freedom, Liberation


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The 2020 Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize was awarded to Angela Y. Davis for her lifetime achievements as a public intellectual advocating for racial, gender, and economic justice; to Mike Davis for his life’s work as a public intellectual who encourages critical analysis of society in the service of constructing an alternative, post-capitalist future in both theory and practice; and Ruth Wilson Gilmore for a lifetime of achievement as a public intellectual working toward the decarceration of California, the United States, and the world. All three joined acclaimed author Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, for an urgent conversation on abolition, cultural freedom, and liberation.


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Angela Y. Davis, Mike Davis, & Ruth Wilson Gilmore talk with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor | Duration: 1:24:17

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Angela Y. Davis, Mike Davis, & Ruth Wilson Gilmore talk with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor


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Angela Y. Davis

Angela Y. Davis is a distinguished professor emerita in the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies Departments at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Davis grew up in Birmingham,...

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Mike Davis

Mike Davis, professor emeritus of creative writing at UC Riverside, joined the San Diego chapter of the  Congress of Racial Equality in 1962 at age 16 and the struggle for racial and social...

Mike Davis full bio


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Ruth Wilson Gilmore

Ruth Wilson Gilmore is Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Co-founder of many...

Ruth Wilson Gilmore full bio


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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is a scholar, author, and activist. She is the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, which won the Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for an Especially Notable Book...

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor full bio


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