Seattle U hosts Angela Davis lecture in face of conservative Catholic group’s protest

(Image: Seattle University)

(Image: Seattle University)

Our friends at the New City Collegian report that Seattle University and the Center for the Study of Justice in Society are standing up to online backlash against Thursday’s planned lecture by Angela Davis on the school’s 12th Ave campus:

An online petition has been circulating which attempts to deny Dr. Angela Davis—a black political activist, author, and scholar— from speaking at Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom on October 17. The petition has reached over 7000 signatures from all over the nation.

The petition, created by Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP) is requesting that SU President Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg cancel Davis’s lecture – titled Power to the Imagination! Power to the People! – which is sponsored by SU’s Center for the Study of Justice in Society (CSJS), due to her “anti-family” views and “anti-Catholic” ideologies.

Free tickets to the Thursday night appearance have all been claimed.

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3 thoughts on “Seattle U hosts Angela Davis lecture in face of conservative Catholic group’s protest

  1. Angela Davis? Unrepentant Communist? Gun-runner for imprisoned radicals who shot and killed in a prison break? Yup, sure sounds like a great speaker to bring to a college campus. Read all about it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Davis

    How about some balance? Like say, oh, I don’t know. . . red-diaper baby and later editor of Ramparts, the radical new Left magazine, David Horowitz. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Horowitz

    Would love a debate between those two!! Now THAT would bring different perspectives to the students. Chance of it happening? I’m guessing zero.

    • Did you even read your own link?

      “Davis was tried and the all-white jury returned a verdict of not guilty. The fact that she owned the guns used in the crime was judged not sufficient to establish her responsibility for the plot”