SACRAMENTO – Angela Davis still commands attention. The outspoken political activist has sold out an area appearance. Ms. Davis will speak locally on Friday, December 5 as part of the Bob & Dorrie Moon Lecture Series, hosted by the St.Mark’s United Methodist Church.

The Moon Lecture Series showcases contemporary insights from dynamic speakers and progressive Christian authors and it was created by the Moon’s to challenge to the Sacramento community to think critically and act ethically on important issues of our time.

Ms. Davis, 70, is a political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a controversial leader in the 1960s, associated with the Communist Party USA, and the Black Panther Party. Ms. Davis was arrested, charged, tried, and acquitted of conspiracy in the 1970 armed takeover of a Marin County courtroom– four people died in the incident.

Ms. Davis is the founder of Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She is a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a former director of the university’s Feminist Studies department.

Past lecturers include former U.S. Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders and political analyst Donna Brazile.