The Anuradha Ghandy Memorial Committee has invited Angela Davis to deliver the 8th Anuradha Ghandy Memorial Lecture on 16th December this year in Mumbai. Angela Davis’ commitment to the struggles against racism, gender discrimination and class exploitation is well known. She herself has been a victim of state oppression in the U S and has been fighting relentlessly for the rights and freedom of political prisoners. In the 70s when Angela was campaigning for the Soledad brothers, (Black Americans falsely accused of killing a white jailer) a violent incident in the court, during the trial left the judge and others dead. Though Angela was just an observer she was arrested for this death and imprisoned for 16 months. After her release Angela’s activism continued with greater zeal and she also took on academic assignments.
Her book, Women, Race and Class, is a seminal text used in Women’s Studies and other disciplines, across universities. Her other books, such as, Are Prisons Obsolete? Women, Culture and Politics and Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prisons, Torture, and Empire are well known, latest work being, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement. Her writings on related subjects and her years of academic work go along side by side with her activism. We are sure that this lecture will be a memorable event.
However, as you can imagine, the financial liabilities for this programme would be difficult for the Committee to bear on its own.
We therefore appeal to you to donate/collect donations to raise funds to meet the expenses.
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The Account details are:
M/s Anuradha Gandhi Memorial Committee
Bank of Baroda, Fort University Branch,
119 Agra Building Mahatma Gandhi Marg,
Fort, Mumbai 400 023
A/c No. 06960100015375
IFSC Code BARBOFORTUN
MICR Code: 400012025
ANURADHA GHANDY MEMORIAL COMMITTEE