Friday, February 23, 2001

Cornel West to Speak on Race Matters

Chestertown, MD, February 23, 2001 — Dr. Cornel West, Harvard Professor of Afro-American Studies, will speak on the subject of race in contemporary American politics, economy and culture on Thursday, March 1, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. in the Gibson Fine Arts Center, Tawes Theatre at Washington College. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Dr. West is the author of Race Matters (Vintage Books, 1994) and Beyond Eurocentrism and Multiculturalism, winner of the American Book Award. A scholar, theologian and activist, Dr. West brings a bold, passionate voice and unique perspectives to American's ongoing racial debate. The New York Times has said of his writing: "A compelling blend of philosophy, sociology and political commentary... One can only applaud the ferocious moral vision and astute intellect on display in these pages."
For further information, contact the Campus Events Coordinator at 410-778-7849.

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