Free Angela Screening

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by September 26th, 2013

Black. Woman. Communist. Activist. Professor. Wanted. FBI. Prisoner. Acquitted. Angela Davis. Sol Sisters Rising is honored to present as our inaugural event a special screening of director Shola Lynch’s riveting documentary film Free Angela and All Political Prisoners. Professor Angela Davis and Free Angela Producer, Sidra Smith, highlight a panel discussion following the screening. In The Daily Beast, Executive Producer Jada Pinkett Smith explains her reason for supporting the project: “This was just something I felt I had to be a part of for so many reasons including for my grandmother’s sake. My grandmother did so much work for civil rights and would talk about people like Angela all the time while I was growing up. I knew I had to get behind a project like this in her memory. She’d be so proud.”

Sol Sisters Rising, in partnership with the Carsey-Wolf Center, will host a special screening and panel discussion of the critically acclaimed documentary, Free Angela and all Political Prisoners (2012), on 10.10.13 at the Pollock Theater on the campus of UC Santa Barbara. Sol Sisters Rising understands why the time frame depicted in Free Angela remains important. We find ourselves constantly explaining that stories like these are more than a source of inspiration to our communities: they are a persistent source of instruction. To understand the social justice and scholarly contributions of Angela Davis is to understand the interrelated visions of freedom practiced by third world Internationalist movements, the women's movement, and the legacy of the Black Radical Tradition. Free Angela is timely because it reminds us that history is not over. We feel this film has tremendous lessons to teach the world on these issues and so many more. Sol Sisters Rising cordially invites you to share in this monumental evening.

October 10, 2013
Pollock Theatre
UC Santa Barbara

With special guests
Angela Davis
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UC Santa Cruz
Sidra Smith
Producer, Free Angela
Pass Gate Entertainment

Welcome, Screening, Panel Discussion - 7:00 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception - 9:30 pm
Tickets are available for purchase on-line for $5.00

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