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The Evening Interview with Cornel West

Writer's Symposium by the Sea & Warwick's present

The Evening Interview with Cornel West

Friday, February 25, 2022 - 7:00pm PST

Brown Chapel - Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106
The Evening Interview with Cornel West
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$5: Student Admission - No Book
$15: One General Admission - No Book
$25: One General Admission and One Copy of Race Matters
$35: Two General Admissions and One Copy of Race Matters

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  • You will receive a pre-signed copy of Cornel's book when you check in.
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Part of the 27th Annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea: Writing That Provokes. Other events include Nadia Bolz-Weber on February 22nd and David Brooks on February 25th.

On Friday, February 25th at 7:00pm, the Writer's Symposium by the Sea and Warwick's will host Cornel West for an Evening Interview with Dean Nelson. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative intellectual. He is Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary. 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. West was previously Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. 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.

First published in 1993, on the one-year anniversary of the Los Angeles riots, Race Matters became a national best seller that has gone on to sell more than half a million copies. This classic treatise on race contains Dr. West's most incisive essays on the issues relevant to black Americans, including the crisis in leadership in the Black community, Black conservatism, Black-Jewish relations, myths about Black sexuality, and the legacy of Malcolm X. The insights Dr. West brings to these complex problems remain relevant, provocative, creative, and compassionate.

In a new introduction for the twenty-fifth-anniversary edition, Dr. West argues that we are in the midst of a spiritual blackout characterized by imperial decline, racial animosity, and unchecked brutality and terror as seen in Baltimore, Ferguson, and Charlottesville. Calling for a moral and spiritual awakening, Dr. West finds hope in the collective and visionary resistance exemplified by the Movement for Black Lives, Standing Rock, and the Black freedom tradition.

Now more than ever, Race Matters is an essential book for all Americans, helping us to build a genuine multiracial democracy in the new millennium.

Race Matters, 25th Anniversary: With a New Introduction Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807008836
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Published: Beacon Press - December 5th, 2017