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Activist and scholar Angela Davis addressed a full house at Irvine Auditorium on Friday night.

Her keynote speech for the 4th annual International Herbert Marcuse Society conference centered around the theme of “Critical Intersections.”

Davis, who is regarded as a feminist and Marxist icon, stressed the importance of using differences between individuals as a force for unity.

She shared her involvement in the prison abolition movement and urged attendees to participate in the Occupy movement.

Davis’ speech at Irvine marked the 40th anniversary of German philosopher Herbert Marcuse’s address in the same auditorium in 1971.

Marcuse, who was Davis’ teacher, asked an audience of 2,000 to recognize the limits of capitalism and work toward a 20th century revolution.

Following the event at Irvine, Davis marched with students, professors and community members to Occupy Philadelphia, where she addressed a group of protesters.

Below, see online reactions to Davis’ speech:

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