November 11, 2005

Scholar Cornel West to speak on race issues

Cornell WestBlack activist and philosopher Cornel West, author of the best-selling book Race Matters, will speak on campus at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Sacramento State University Union Ballroom.

A professor in Princeton University's African American Studies program, West is renowned for his controversial support of reparations to blacks for slavery and for his ardent attention to social issues such as prison racism.

He is also known for his efforts in the Million Man March and involvement in community empowerment programs such as national youth gang summits.

West's political resume includes his role as senior advisor to 2000 Democratic presidential candidate Bill Bradley and advisor to Rev. Al Sharpton during his 2004 presidential campaign.

West received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, and a master's and a doctorate in philosophy from Princeton, where he served as director of African American Studies. He has also taught at Yale, Union Theological Seminary and the University of Paris.

Tickets are $15 general and $10 for Sacramento State students, and are available from the Sacramento State Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 or For media assistance, contact the Sacramento State Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156. Enter for a chance to win tickets to this event.


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