The CCPA-BC Office and the BC Black History Awareness Society co-presented an online event with Dr. Cornel West on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.
Dr. West is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic and public intellectual. He is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary. He teaches on the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as well as courses in Philosophy of Religion, African American Critical Thought and a wide range of other subjects. He is the former Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University.
He has written 20 books, including 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 19th and 20th-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies.
Dr. West is a frequent guest on Democracy Now. He 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.