Angela Davis Recieves Thomas Merton Award

Angela Davis Recieves 2006 Thomas Merton Award

On Friday, November 10th, Angela Davis was awarded the annual Thomas Merton Award at a dinner and fundraiser at the Sheraton Station Square. The Thomas Merton Award has been awarded since 1972 by the Thomas Merton Center. It is named after Thomas Merton and is given annually to "national and international individuals struggling for justice." Recipients include Amy Goodman, Molly Rush, Daniel Berrigan, Kathy Kelly, Howard Zinn, among others.  Angela Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad.

Davis delivered a 51 minute talk  to an enthusiastic audience in which she discussed the war on Iraq, the recent elections,  the prison industrial complex and Mumia Abu-Jamal, who in fact  introduced her to the audience via a prerecorded message.

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