angela davis: how does change happen?

May 2, 2011

In this climate of rampant (or blatant) racism, many feel powerless and angry, not sure what they can do to help change the world. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Angela Davis… We’re often under the impression that to make a difference, you need to be a charismatic super-human that very few can measure up to.
Activist and professor Angela Davis herself couldn’t disagree more. She explains why, in this speech about the power of ordinary people, community, organizing, to bring about social change. And the woman knows what she’s talking about, if you know what I mean… All those emblematic figures are people like you and me, who decided to take their concerns to the next level and get involved. Watch the video below (appearance sponsored by the Women’s Resources and Research Center at UC Davis in 2007).