Nat’l Activists Head Dialogue on Race

Famed activists Grace Chang and Angela Davis and filmmaker Byron Hurt headline this year's Humboldt State University Campus and Community Dialogue on Race, Wednesday, November 1 through Thursday, November 9.

Chang will deliver a keynote on immigrant workers and the global economy, Hurt will present a documentary on manhood, sexism, and homophobia in Hip Hop culture, and Davis will lecture on the prison industrial complex.

A Poster Exhibit, “Prison Nation,” will be open throughout the Dialogue in the studio theatre in the Theatre Arts Building, Room 115, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Extended hours are scheduled Monday, November 6, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. The exhibition is taken from the archives of the Los Angeles-based Center for the Study of Political Graphics, which links art and social action. The posters span an array of issues associated with mass incarceration, including the death penalty, the Three Strikes law, racism, women’s right to self-defense, slave labor, and torture.

The annual Dialogue on Race comprises a host of presentations that reinterpret the concept of race through intensive examination of racism and racial justice. It is designed to engage the needs and interests of everyone at HSU as well as the off-campus community.

A companion display will be on offer at the HSU Library each day of the Dialogue.

For the full schedule or more information, visit or contact Co-Chairs of the Dialogue on Race Planning Committee, Jyoti Rawal ( and Llyn Smith (