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Political activist Angela Davis is the spring Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals

Feb 3, 2016

Renowned American political activist, scholar and author Angela Davis has been selected as the spring 2016 Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

As part of her month-long term as the spring 2016 Dan and Maggie Inouye distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals, Davis will be guest teaching a graduate course on American punishment alongside American Studies Professor Robert Perkinson.  The course examines the history of American criminal punishment, from the birth of the penitentiary to the rise of the prison-industrial complex.

Public events

  • Friday, April 8:  Keynote presentation at UH Manoa’s Kennedy Theatre, 7-8:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 13:  Community Dialogue on Civic Engagement with Angela Davis and John Waihee, Mission Memorial Auditorium, 6-7:30 p.m.

For further information, please go to:  http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2016/02/03/political-activist-angela-davis-is-the-spring-inouye-distinguished-chair-in-democratic-ideals/

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