MLK Day screening of Free Angela and All Political Prisoners

January 16, 2017


All the tickets for our free show today have been distributed. We think it's great that our community has such an interest in social justice.

In anticipation of Angela Davis's free public lecture at the Missouri Theatre (January 24, 7pm), Ragtag Cinema and MU Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity present a free MLK Day screening and discussion of Free Angela and All Political Prisoners at Ragtag Cinema.

Monday, Jan. 16, 3pm. Free, but tickets required. Pick one up at the box office beginning at 10am.

Following the film, Dr. Stephanie Shonekan (Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Black Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia) will moderate a Q&A with Dr. David Mitchell (Associate Dean, School of Law, MU) and Dr. Keona Ervin (Assistant Professor, Department of History, MU).

Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, academic scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Her interests include prisoner rights; she co-founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She was a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in its History of Consciousness Department and a former director of the university's Feminist Studies department.