Tuesday, August 24, 2004

HREOC Seminar - Oppression in the US and abroad

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission invite you to: A seminar presented by Angela Davis and Gina Dent on Friday 3 September.

Professor Angela Davis, History of Consciousness Dept, Uni of California is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. Over the years, she has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, and organiser; she is a living witness to the historical struggles of the contemporary era.. Professor Davis co-founded the National Alliance Against Racism and Political Repression in the 1970's, which continues its work today.

Professor Davis will be speaking on Women, Race and Class. Dr Gina Dent, Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr Dent has also taught at Princeton and UC Berkeley. Her field of expertise is race, popular culture and feminism as well as African American women and prisons.

Dr Dent will be speaking on social justice, women and prison. The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Ms Pru Goward and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and Acting Race Discrimination Commissioner Mr Tom Calma will be chairing the seminar.

Where: HREOC Hearing Room, Level 8, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney When: Friday 3 September - 3.00pm to 5.30pm As seating is strictly limited to 60 we ask that you please RSVP to Janis Constable at jansconstable@humanrights.gov.au or phone 02 9284 9852.

By Just Us posted 24 August 04


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