MONDAY 10/7-TUESDAY 10/8. Robinson Performance Hall. $50-$125.
It’s said that the term “intersectional feminism” originated in the late ’80s, but Angela Davis’ approach to activism in her early adulthood tells us plainly that the term was given life and breadth before it was given a name. Perhaps one of the most fundamental scholars in shaping the way we understand systemic racism today — and the way it informs issues of money, class, criminal justice and gender bias — Davis grew up in a mid-century Birmingham, Ala., a firsthand witness to segregation, violence and the power of protest. She’s an accomplished author and speaker and professor emerita at the History of Consciousness Department University of California, Santa Cruz, and she’s the guest of honor at Philander Smith College’s JusticeCon, a program from the school’s Social Justice Institute. Joining Davis at the conference are Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University and author of the National Book Award-winning “Stamped from the Beginning” and the acclaimed “How To Be an Antiracist”; journalist and advocate for maternal and infant health Kimberly Seals Allers; researcher Joel Edward Goza; child and adolescent mental health scholar Dr. Michael A. Lindsey; “Justice Doula” Mickey ScottBey Jones; entrepreneur and TedX speaker Denise W. Barreto; and Philander Smith alum/instructor Carissa Rodgers. Get details and register to attend at rethinksocialjustice.org.