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Dr. Cornel West on “Democracy Matters” at The Watermill Center
August 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
In his Democracy Matters presentation on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Dr. Cornel West will impart a message of love, equality, and justice, with a focus on the American democratic experiment and a broader, global humanitarian context.
Through the lens of the African American freedom fighting tradition, Dr. West will discuss the 2016 political climate, Socratic self-examination, police brutality, social activism and more.
Mr. West is a Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. Cornel West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton.
He has written 20 books and has edited 13. He is best known for his classics, “Race Matters” and “Democracy Matters,” and for his memoir, “Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.” His most recent book, “Black Prophetic Fire,” is an unflinching look at nineteenth and twentieth-century African American leaders and their legacies.