Maori radicals have always looked to African American revolutionaries for inspiration and guidance.
Now local activists are bringing iconic black Marxist-Leninist, Angela Davis to speak in NZ.
From the Scoop press release by Teanau Tuiono
Attention: Angela Davis Is Coming To Aotearoa!!!
Professor Angela Davis will present at two public speaking events:
25 June 2007
(8 Alfred St, Auckland University Campus)
7pm – 8:30pm
26 June 2007
Lecture Theatre 1
(23 Lambton Quay – Nth End)
7pm – 8:30pm
About Angela Davis
Born in Alabama in 1944, Angela Davis is an African – American philosopher who was associated with the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and 1970’s, as well as the Communist Party of the United States of America.
She first achieved nationwide notoriety when she was linked to the murder of the judge Harold Haley during an attempted Black Panther prison break; she fled underground, and was subject to an intense manhunt.
After 18 months as a fugitive, she was captured, arrested, tried, and eventually acquitted in one of the most famous trials of recent U.S. history.
Angela Davis is currently Professor of History of Consciousness at the University of California and Presidential Chair at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Professor Davis’ research interests include: feminism, African American studies, critical theory, popular music culture and social consciuosness and the philosphy of punishment (women’s prisons).
Nau Mai Haere Mai
The tour is supported by Amokura, Nga Pae O Te Maramatanga, Va’aomanū Pasifika: Samoan Studies and Pacific Studies, Te Kawa a Maui: Maori Studies, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Victoria University.
In other words-you-the taxpayer.