Monday, November 14, 2005

Cornel West at CSU-S on Dec.1

Scholar Cornel West to speak on race issues
Cornel West

Black activist and philosopher Cornel West, author of the best-selling book Race Matters, and Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism, will speak on campus at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1 in the University Union Ballroom.

A professor in Princeton University’s African American Studies program, West is renowned for his controversial support of reparations to blacks for slavery and for his ardent attention to social issues such as prison racism. He is also known for his efforts in the Million Man March and involvement in community empowerment programs such as national youth gang summits.

West’s political resume includes his role as senior advisor to 2000 Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley and advisor to Rev. Al Sharpton during his 2004 presidential campaign.

West is from Sacramento. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, and a master’s and a doctorate in philosophy from Princeton, where he served as director of African American Studies. He has also taught at Yale, Union Theological Seminary and the University of Paris.

Tickets are $15 general and $10 for Sacramento State students, and are available from the Sacramento State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or

Cornel West is an Honorary Chair of Democratic Socialists of America, along with Barbara Ehrenreich and Dolores Huerta.
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