Dr Cornel West has been recognised, rightly, as one of the most dynamic public intellectuals in America and he is a titan of social justice, globally. He is renowned for his outspoken critiques on the condition of race, class, gender and religion in society and is also the first African-American to graduate from Princeton University with a PhD in Philosophy.
Dr. West’s academia jump off the page and through the microphone as his career also encompasses a musical element. His social passions shared vastly throughout the Hip Hop community with three spoken word albums, and collaborations from the likes of Prince, Andre 3000, Jill Scott, and Talib Kweli. Dr West’s zeal for jazz and funk transcends musical limitations, as being “…not so much…a musical art form, but a mode of being in the world”.
In June, An evening with Dr Cornel West will see one of the world’s most prominent activists drawing parallels of the social injustices that plague both Australia and the United States, and what course of action ought to be taken to ensure a society that is both equal and educated: “I see comparisons between my country and Australia in terms of race, gender, class and culture and I believe a revolution in our priorities, a reevaluation of our values, a reinvigoration of our public life and a fundamental transformation of our way of thinking and living is needed to get our countries back on track”. As a pledge of dedication to his cause for racial equality, Dr West has shown support for the SOS Blak Australia campaign.
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