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Angela Davis + Yara Shahidi

‘Voting is by no means the only means of civic engagement. It is actively necessary to engage throughout the year in whatever way possible.’
—Yara Shahidi

ACTOR AND ACTIVIST YARA SHAHIDI WAS BORN IN 2000, THREE decades after Angela Davis began wielding her platform as a UCLA professor for radical activism. But their generational gap hasn’t stopped them from becoming friends or uniting in their efforts to dismantle white supremacy. The pair reconvened on Zoom to discuss the global nature of their struggle and the value of voting, regardless of ideology.

Many people are talking about how unprecedented what we’re going through is, when in reality there have been generations of precedent set. What is the importance of opening the conversation to

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