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Richmond – AFF’s Evening with An Icon at the VMFA – Feb. 24 – Tickets

You are invited to join the Afrikana Film Festival as they present their second annual, Evening with an Icon! Presented annually during Black History Month, Evening with an Icon celebrates the contributions of cultural icons that have helped to shape the social, political, and artistic landscape.

As their film selection this year, they are excited to present an encore screening of the award-winning documentary, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners! Free Angela is a gripping historic account of the events that catapulted a young University of California philosophy professor into a controversial political icon in the turbulent late 1960’s. Angela Davis joins the Communist Party, protests with the Black Panthers, and becomes a principle spokesperson for the burgeoning prison reform movement. As a result, she finds herself Fighting to keep her job, and in the national media spotlight characterized by her many detractors as a dangerous subversive menace, and by her supporters as a strong leader challenging authority and boldly advocating for “Power to All People.”

The film will be followed by a discussion with esteemed guest, author, activist, and scholar, Professor Angela Davis!! Angela Y Davis is a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Her interests include prisoner rights; she co-founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She was a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in its History of Consciousness Department and a former director of the university’s Feminist Studies department.

For more information, or to buy tickets, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afrikana-film-festival-presents-evening-with-an-icon-angela-davis-tickets-31137081850?aff=eandprexshre&ref=eandprexshre