Angela Davis Reading Group
Fifty years after she published her first book, If they Come in the Morning: Voice of Resistance, Angela Davis remains one of the most influential writers on culture, gender, capitalism, race, and justice. With such a rich history of activism and writing, it can be difficult to get a full picture of her work. This reading group, facilitated by Marian Jones and Natalie Adler, focuses on specific aspects of Davis's work in four different sessions. Texts by Davis are contextualized with writing by her contemporaries, like James Baldwin, as well as contemporary writing that engages Davis's work and the subjects of prisons, Black feminism, anti-racism, East Germany, and revolution.
This reading group will take place over Zoom. Registration is required and the group will be capped at 30 attendees. Register here.
Marian Jones is the former political education coordinator of the NYC-DSA Socialist Feminist Working Group. Marian has drafted syllabi on Black feminism, reproductive justice, and prison abolition. She is currently a member of the NYC DSA Steering Committee.
Natalie Adler has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Brown University. Her interests include Marxist feminism, queer theory, and poetry. She is currently working on a novel.