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Renowned activist Angela Davis to speak at UNI

October 24, 2013

Michael Blackwell, director, UNI Center for Multicultural Education, 319-273-2250,

Tabatha Cruz, program coordinator, UNI Center for Multicultural Education, 319-273-2250,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Internationally known activist Angela Davis will deliver her lecture "Finding Your Way: Organizing for Social Change and Human Rights" at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Great Hall of the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the University of Northern Iowa campus.

"I am delighted and honored to have Ms. Angela Davis in the Cedar Valley to talk with us, particularly college students, faculty and any who would listen, to become more civically engaged and to promote positive social change to make this country and the world a better place in which to live," said Michael Blackwell, director of UNI's Center for Multicultural Education.

Davis rose to national notoriety in the 1960s as a prominent figure in the civil and women's rights movements. She has written a number of books on a variety of social justice issues, including "Women, Race and Class." Today, she is a professor at the University of California.

For more information, contact Blackwell at 319-273-2250 or