Angela Davis speaking at University of Louisville

November 15, 2016 GMT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Longtime activist Angela Davis is speaking Tuesday at the University of Louisville.

Davis will speak during the 10th annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture at 6 p.m. at the Brown & Williamson Club at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Seating is first-come, first-served. A book signing will follow.

Davis is professor emerita of University of California, Santa Cruz. She taught in the history of consciousness and feminist studies departments from 1991 to 2008. This year, she published an anthology of her writing and speeches and is the author of several other books.

Davis is a longtime leading U.S. advocate for prison reform and abolition, gender equity and racial and economic justice.

The lecture series and U of L’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research are named for a Louisvillian active in the civil rights movement.