September 3, 2015
“Invoking Our Collective Memory”
On September 3, Cornel West, one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals and a tireless champion of racial justice, will launch the Humanities Research Center Speaker Series with a keynote address. Dr. West has written nineteen books, including Race Matters, Democracy Matters, and his new memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. He appears frequently on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN and C-Span as well as on Tavis Smiley’s PBS TV and NPR radio shows. Dr. West’s passionate commitment to reaching a wide variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., bearing witness as a public intellectual to loving justice, makes him an ideal choice for the launch of this series. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, the Division for Inclusive Excellence, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.