An Evening with Angela Davis
Angela Davis, an iconic activist, feminist, and acclaimed author, will keynote a community-wide commemoration of Juneteenth hosted by the Seward House Museum. Davis is Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz; she is also a living witness to the historical struggles of our contemporary era. The event will take place Thursday, June 15, 2023, as a moderated Q&A with Jami Floyd, an award-winning civil rights journalist, podcaster, legal analyst, and author.
Funded, in part, by the NYS Equal Rights Heritage Center and the City of Auburn’s Historic and Cultural Sites Commission, the event is part of Juneteenth 2023, a federal holiday which marks the end of slavery in the United States. Also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, the historical legacy of Juneteenth demonstrates the value of never giving up hope in uncertain times. This event is also sponsored by Gwen, Inc., HOLT Architects, Tompkins Financial Advisors and WXXI.
The evening will begin at 7 p.m. at the Auburn Jr. High School Auditorium, followed by a VIP reception, meet and greet, and book signing at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Tickets range from $35 to $125. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit sewardhouse.org or call the museum at 315-252-1283.
The Seward House Museum is the historic home is William Henry Seward and his family. Serving as a New York State Senator, Governor of New York, US Senator, and Secretary of State in the Lincoln and Johnson administrations, Seward was one of the foremost politicians of 19th century America.