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CSU Dominguez features Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West will address “Rise of Racism in America: Revisiting ‘Race Matters,” at the CSU Dominguez Hills Dymally Distinguished Speaker Series, Sept. 27, 2019. Photo courtesy Harvard University Dr. Cornel West featured speaker at CSU

Dr. Cornel West will address “Rise of Racism in America: Revisiting ‘Race Matters,” at the CSU Dominguez Hills Dymally Distinguished Speaker Series, Sept. 27, 2019. Photo courtesy Harvard University

Dr. Cornel West featured speaker at CSU Dominguez Hills’ Dymally Distinguished Speaker Series

CARSON – Prominent professor, scholar, and author,  Dr. Cornel West, will be the featured speaker during the Dymally Distinguished Speaker Series, Sept. 27, from 4-6 p.m. in the Torodome Gymnasium at California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson,

With the theme “Rise of Racism in America: Revisiting ‘Race Matters,’” the Dymally Distinguished Speaker Series is hosted by CSUDH’s Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political and Economic Institute. “Race Matters” was published in 1993, a year after the Los Angeles civil disturbances. It features a collection of West’s essays on race in America, which remain relevant today.

West is the author of 20 books and has edited more than a dozen. His work focuses on the role of race, gender, and class in American society, and the means by which people act and react to their “radical conditionedness.” West draws intellectual contributions from multiple traditions, including Christianity, the Black church, Marxism, neopragmatism, and transcendentalism.

Along with “Race Matters,” West is best known for his book “Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight against Imperialism,” and his memoir, “Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.” His most recent book, “Black Prophetic Fire,” examines 19th and 20th century African American leaders and their visionary legacies.

West has been featured in numerous film and television appearances, and is a frequent commentator on CNN, PBS, and C-SPAN.

He is a professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University, and holds the title of professor emeritus at Princeton University. He also has taught at Yale University, the Union Theological Seminary, and the University of Paris.

Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute at CSUDH is a non-partisan public engagement think-tank founded to study and research African American leadership, public policy impacting African American communities and prepare future generations for public service.

The lecture is free to the public. For more information contact the Dymally Institute at (310) 243-2659.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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