by: COURTESY PHOTO - Davis became a civil rights leader in the 1960s and continued to teach and lecture throughout her career.Angela Davis, a public figure who found herself in the spotlight during the 1960s civil rights movement, will speak in Pacific University's Stoller Center Thursday, Feb. 6.

Davis received national attention after she lost her job in the University of California, Los Angeles' philosophy department because of her social activism and membership in the Communist Party, USA.

Davis is a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is the former director of the university’s Feminist Studies Department. In the last several decades, Davis has worked in prison reform.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the University Box Office or at

The event is sponsored by the Center for Peace & Spirituality, the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Office of Diversity, the Office for Student Academic Inclusion and Success and Student Activity funds.