Update: Cornel West Venue, Time Change - Humboldt State Now

Update: Cornel West Venue, Time Change

Due to popularity, Dr. Cornel West’s speaking engagement at Humboldt State has been moved to Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theater. This means a limited number of additional tickets are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, for free at the UC Ticket Office (707) 826-3928. If you are a ticket holder, please note the time has changed. Your ticket is still valid and you don’t need to take any additional steps.

Humboldt State University is celebrating Black Liberation Month throughout February. We are honored to host Cornel West as keynote speaker. He will be discussing topics from his book Race Matters on Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. in the Van Duzer Theater on the HSU Campus.

West is an American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author, and public intellectual. He focuses on intersectionality in American society and the means by which people act and react to their “radical conditionedness.” He defines intersectionality as “a structural intellectual and political response to the dynamics of violence, white supremacy, patriarchy, state power, capitalist markets, and imperial policies.”

West is a Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He is a frequent guest on the Bill Maher Show, CNN, C-Span and Democracy Now. His passion is to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.—a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.

Race Matters is a classic treatise on race that contains 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. Free copies of his book will be distributed to the first 100 students. They are also available for purchase at Northtown Books, 957 H St., Arcata.

HSU’s African American Center for Academic Excellence (AACAE), along with multiple campus and community partners, is excited to bring Black Liberation Month 2020 to campus. This year’s theme is “Reclaiming Our Collective Consciousness,” with the idea of exploring the ties that bind our Black Culture: art, music, dance, food, health, wellness, beauty, self-love, intellectualism, and the African Diaspora. The AACAE looks forward to sharing this curated month of Black culture with you.

For a listing of all events and activities planned for this month of celebration, visit the AACAE website.