Abolition Activist and Scholar Angela Davis Accepts Medal for Social Transformation – Daily Nexus – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Angela Davis, UC Santa Cruz professor and political activist, received the Marie Fielder Medal for Social Transformation at a virtual event on Jan. 14 held by Fielding Graduate University in partnership with Healing Justice Santa Barbara and The Fund for Santa Barbara.

The event, titled “A Community Conversation with an Icon: How America Can Change,” marked the fifth awarding of the Marie Fielder Medal, with Davis joining the likes of Walter Bumphus, Gary Orfield, and Patricia Gurin — all leaders in education and social work — as well as civil rights and labor activist Dolores Huerta.

Fielding Graduate University President Katrina Rogers opened the event, describing the early mission of Fielding Graduate University.

“We were founded by faculty 48 years ago to be a place where graduate education could be designed for people who had been shut out of traditional graduate education at that time, particularly women and people of color,” Rogers said.

During her introduc

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