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Cornel West to Speak at University of Hartford Feb. 10 at Black History Month Event


Posted 01/25/2016
Posted by Rachel Gary


Cornel West will speak at the University of Hartford on Feb. 10.

Cornel West will speak at the University of Hartford on Feb. 10.

The Hartt School's Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz of the University of Hartford, in collaboration with the University's Africana Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, and Hillyer College are honored to welcome to campus the dynamic activist, academic and thought-leader Cornel West for a series of lectures on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The program is presented as a Black History Month event and is free and open to the public, though seating is very limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

West will begin the daylong program with a lecture speaking to the historic impact of black-influenced music on social justice movements from the Civil Rights Era though today, at 10 a.m. in Wilde Auditorium on the University of Hartford campus, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford.

At 2 p.m. at the University's Hillyer College Shaw Center, Dr. West will offer a discussion and workshop for student groups focusing on current issues of race and social justice in America and potential strategies for addressing them.

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He 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 over 20 books and has edited 13. Though 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 releases, Black Prophetic Fire and Radical King, were received with critical acclaim.
Cornel West will speak at the University of Hartford on Feb. 10.

Cornel West will speak at the University of Hartford on Feb. 10.