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Angela Davis in Rome

Last Monday morning I had the privilege of attending a lecture by Angela Davis on "The Meaning of White Supremacy Today" at Rome's Tre University. The lecture theater was amazingly crowded and a standing ovation with raised fists greeted her arrival. Having written my dissertation on an Afro-American author,  I could not help being there. Davis is a legend in so many ways. The ongoing call she made for socialism, intersectional struggles, and global citizenship warmed my heart.
Somebody posted a few clips from her lecture on YouTube. Enjoy! 

My Favorite Thing is to Go Where I've Already Been.

I've always loved photography. As a kid, my dad taught me to use his manual camera and he was very good at explaining all the technical aspects of how it works, but I was never fascinated by the physics behind it. I didn't want to master the camera, I rather used it to capture fleeing moments. I consider myself an amateur, but I do enjoy taking pictures. I'm fascinated by light and color, by the poetry cocooned in a statue, a flower, a landscape. There are places I visit over and over again and they never tire me because they show me what I love most from different angles, colors, light. I guess I totally share Diane Arbus's though when she says: "A picture is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know."