The People’s Organization for Progress and the Bethany Baptist Church Board of Deacons presents a special Black History Month event: An Evening with Cornel West!
This special event will take place at Bethany Baptist Church, 275 West Market Street, Newark on Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30pm (rescheduled due to ice storm).
Cornel West has written 19 books, including his best seller Democracy Matters. He appears regularly on the Bill Maher Show, The Colbert Report, CNN and CSpan. He can be heard on a weekly basis on the popular public radio show, Smiley and West, co-hosted by the critically acclaimed Tavis Smiley. The show airs locally on WBGO-FM/Jazz 88 (88.3FM) on Saturday mornings at 6am.
He has also done numerous spoken word projects with artists such as Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, Krs One and others, all demonstrating his willing to reach a variety of audiences with his passion for justice, truth-telling and bridge building in the tradition of the immortal Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In October 2011, in solidarity with the growing Occupy Movement and in an impassioned call for economic justice, Dr. West and 18 others, voluntarily faced arrest at the U.S. Supreme Court to protest public policy protecting corporate greed! See link below…Just days later, he would also face arrest in New York City protesting the city’s racist ‘Stop and Frisk’ program.
Interestingly, at the time of West’s civil disobedience, the People’s Organization for Progress was engaged in a historic 381 day protest for economic justice in honor of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and to dramatize the current economic crisis!
“We are pleased and humbled to have Cornel West with us, and we anxiously await what actions will be initiated inspired by this gathering,” said a tireless Lawrence Hamm, the founding chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress.
For more information, please call 973 801 0001.
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