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An evening with Dr. Cornel West: Being a hope amid crises
The CCPA-BC Office and the BC Black History Awareness Society are pleased to co-present an online event with Dr. Cornel West.

In conversation with Dr. West, we will be exploring the theme of hope at this event. Amid escalating crises and long-standing injustices, Dr. West calls on us to understand hope not as wishful thinking or blind optimism—but as something we embody through action and struggle. In a recent Vox interview, he said, “Hope is about everybody trying to contribute to the push, the motion, the momentum, the movement for something bigger than them that’s better. The good, the beautiful. If you’re not in motion, you’re a spectator.”

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 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.

Feb 16, 2022 05:00 PM in Vancouver

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