Dr. Angela Davis will be the keynote speaker of the 2017 Diversity Symposium at Ball State University. Her topic is "Institutional Racism in the Penal & Criminal Justice System". Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. This event is free and open to the public.