Department ofAfrican American Studies

As part of TEDxPSU‘s Breach Conference this February 2017, Brian A. Davis discussed “Dismantling Contemporary Police Brutality Through The Lens Of Basketball.” Please check it out below.

Brian is an undergraduate student at The Pennsylvania State University, majoring in African American Studies, Criminology, and Sociology. He has devoted most of his time to student activism and has made helping others a lifetime dedication. Brian has won multiple awards and scholarships for his leadership and selflessness effort in serving others, including recognition for creating a university-Wide initiative to gather water for Flint, Michigan during their Water Crisis. Brian’s humanitarian work extends internationally as well providing community service in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In 2016, Brian completed 4 study abroad experiences in Haiti, Cuba, Amsterdam and Australia. In August 2016, Brian crafted a publication for Penn State called, “The Penn State Treasure,” which is a resource guide for first-year and change-of-campus students of color to fully get acclimated to the resources and campus environment at the Penn State University.

TEDxPSU is Penn State’s locally organized, student-run, yearly TEDx conference.