Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cornel West lectures at CSUMB

Cornel West, a professor, author, civil rights activist and interpreter of African American experience will come to Cal State Monterey Bay to lecture on April 24.

He is best known for his classic books Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. His most recent book is Black Prophetic Fire (Beacon Press, 2014). In it, West and scholar Christa Buschendorf provide insight into the work of six African American leaders – Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X and Ida B. Wells.

He has been praised by The New York Times for his"ferocious moral vision" and hailed by Newsweek as "an elegant prophet with attitude."

The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. in the University Center ballroom. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free for CSUMB students, $5 for CSUMB faculty and staff, and $10 for everyone else. Tickets will be on sale at the door; no advance purchase or reservations are available.

For more information or to request disability accommodation, call 582-4070.

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