World-famous scholar, activist Dr. Cornel West to give free lecture on campus

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September 26, 2022
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The philosopher has a passion to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. — to tell the truth and bear witness to love and justice

Famed public intellectual and activist Dr. Cornel West brings his passionate, energetic brand of discourse to San Francisco State University on Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 – 8 p.m., in McKenna Theatre. He will lead a panel discussion on liberation and social justice with San Francisco State faculty and administrators.

Admission is free. Advance tickets are required to attend in person or virtually.

The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at New York City’s Union Theological Seminary, Dr. West is the author of 20 books, including “Race Matters,” “Democracy Matters” and his memoir “Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.” He is a frequent guest on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” CNN, C-Span and “Democracy Now.” He has a passion to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. — a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.

“There are key moments when you’re in college that you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a speaker or meet someone who is doing big things in our world for our time. This is that moment for SF State this year,” said Jamillah Moore, San Francisco State’s vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. “Dr. Cornel West will join us on campus to lead in a discussion that will fuel the fire for justice that exists in all Gators. This is a historic event, and I’m so grateful the conversation will be held right here, perpetuated by our own students’ questions and shaped through the lens of our SF State value of building stronger, more inclusive communities.”