Civil rights activist Cornel West to speak at Union

Publication Date

Noted civil rights activist, scholar and author Cornel West will speak Thursday, March 3, at 5 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

West will discuss “Social Justice: The U.S. and Beyond.” The talk is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and priority will be given to members of the campus community.

A prominent and provocative democratic intellectual, West is a professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary. He is also professor emeritus at Princeton University, and has taught at Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris.

West has written more than 20 books, including “Race Matters,” “Democracy Matters” and his memoir, “Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.”

He has been a frequent guest on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN, C-Span and Democracy Now. He has appeared in more than 25 documentaries and films and has made three spoken word albums.

For his official bio, click here.

West’s talk is sponsored by departments in the social sciences and the humanities, and the Office of Minerva Programs.