Dr. Cornel West: Justice Matters
April 8, 2017 at 2pm
A limited number of VIP tickets are available, featuring an hour-long reception with Dr. West in The War Memorial's historic Alger House. Hors d’oeuvres, a hosted bar, and front section seating at the main event are included with your VIP admission.
Doors open: 1:15pm
Dr. West's talk begins: 2pm
VIP reception: 12:30—1:30pm
VIP tickets — reserved seating
Please note that all seats are assigned, space is limited, and we cannot accept requests for refunds.
General admission tickets — reserved seating
Livestream tickets — ballroom seating
Watch Dr. West's talk on a big screen via livestream in our beautiful lakefront ballroom.
About Cornel West
Professor. Philosopher. Author. Activist.
Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and he has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, 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, offers an unflinching look at nineteenth and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies.
Dr. West is a frequent guest on the Bill Maher Show, CNN, C-Span and Democracy Now. He made his film debut in The Matrix, and was the commentator (with Ken Wilbur) on the official trilogy released in 2004. He also has appeared in over 25 documentaries and films including Examined Life, Call and Response, Sidewalk, and Stand.
He has produced three spoken word albums including Never Forget, collaborating with Prince, Jill Scott, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, KRS-One and the late Gerald Levert. His spoken word interludes are featured on productions by Terence Blanchard, The Cornel West Theory, Raheem DeVaughn, and Bootsy Collins.
In short, Cornel West has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. — a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.
Photo by Jefry Andres Wright