Race Matters: Dr. Cornel West


01:30 pm - 04/24/2016

@ Cox Alumni Memorial Auditorium

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Knoxville TN  37916



The Central Program Council proudly presents Dr. Cornel West on Sunday April 24 at 1:30pm in Cox Auditorium! This event is free and open to the public.

Philosophy. Democracy. Socialism. Christianity. Jazz. These are concepts, fields, ideas, and a religion that are all put together into one man, Cornel West. As the son of a Baptist minister, he’s forged a path that not many would have expected but is not surprising given the man walking it. West was the first African American to graduate with a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University, and from that position launched a public career speaking and writing on governmental institutions, institutional racism, gender, jazz music, and spoken word poetry. As a professor and lecturer at Harvard, Princeton, and Union Theological Seminary, as well as a popular pundit on programs as varied as The O’Reilly Factor and Real Time with Bill Maher, West’s brilliant spread of expertise has reached a massive spread of audiences as well, and has constantly fascinated the American public as one of its leading intellectual voices on the issues they face every day.

Dr. West will reach a new audience at the University of Tennessee on April 24th. With Race Matters, he offered a treatise on race relations in America in 1994, and with his lecture in Knoxville he will re-examine those issues and how they have evolved, as well as how they impact Americans of every color. With a witty learnedness that only he can provide, Dr. West will offer us all a chance to see why race matters, and how we should all deal with that undeniable fact.

Dr. West will present his lecture at 1:30 pm, and it will be preceded by an open meet and greet starting at 12 pm in AMB room 158. Space and time for the meet and greet will be limited, so please arrive early. Admission is free and open to the public, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. No advance tickets will be distributed.

Student ID is required for current UT students at all events. If you have further questions about this event or would like to inquire about disability accommodations, please call the Center for Student Engagement at 865-974-5455. For future event updates, like us on facebook.com/UTKCSE and follow us on twitter.com/UTKCSE and instagram.com/UTKCSE

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