Angela Davis: an activist forever on the front line
Born in 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama, where the Ku Klux Klan and racial segregation run rampant, Angela Davis joined the Communist Party before joining the Black Panthers. Her political commitment and activism led to her being monitored by the FBI and dismissed from her position at the University of California. Accused of organising a hostage-taking to free African-American political prisoners, she was arrested and imprisoned for 16 months. Acquitted 48 years ago, after a long legal battle and unprecedented international mobilisation around the slogan "Free Angela", the former "public enemy number one" continues to campaign for human rights. ©Photo Peg Hunter
The interview will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into French.
Co-presented with the City of Geneva. Barbara Hendricks, singer and UNHCR Ambassador for life, is the patron of this evening.
Sami Kanaan Mayor of Geneva
Barbara Hendricks Singer and UNHCR Ambassador for life, first patron of the Festival together with Sergio Vieira de Mello
Angela Davis Writer, professor of philosophy and American human rights activist
Eléonore Sulser Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Journalist, Le Temps
Marie-Amaëlle Touré Journalist, Le Temps