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Princeton University’s Cornel West To Speak On Campus Feb. 3

Published: February 1, 2011

Providing a special highlight for Black History Month at CSULB, Cornel West will present “Democracy in the Millennium—Does America Really Want Change?” in the University Student Union (USU) Ballrooms from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3.

West has addressed audiences as a social activist since childhood and his talent for reaching people has made him a popular orator, author, radio personality and actor.

His book, Race Matters sold half a million copies and his life story BROTHER WEST: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir celebrates the themes of philosophy, love, faith, service and family. West lends his voice to the radio waves as a weekly contributor on “The Tavis Smiley Show” featured on Public Radio International.

West graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and earned his Ph.D from Princeton, and is the current Class of 1943 professor there. He also leant his writing talents to the “Matrix Trilogy” and had a role in the final two films.

This event is hosted by USU Program Council and ASI Commissions. All members of the university community are welcome to attend the program, which will consist of a meet-and-greet, lecture and question and answer session. For more information on West’s appearance, visit or call 562/985-5342.

Cornel West
Cornel West