A week ago, I had the great privilege of being in the audience for Angela Davis’ appearance at the Southbank Centre, in conversation with the Southbank’s Artistic Director Jude Kelly. Angela Davis was an icon of my youth, and it is truly inspiring to see that she has only got better, wiser, more complex as she has (so gracefully) matured. She is a rare original thinker, a real visionary, seeing through the social structures to which the rest of us have become habituated.
The Southbank have posted a short video of excerpts.
At the moment, I’m preparing a lecture for ICOM, and part of it is about how we are influenced by people who inspire us. Angela Davis certainly inspires me. She shows up as herself, wholeheartedly.