Civil Rights Activist and Author Cornel West

Enjoy two new programs featuring Cornel West – social justice advocate, best-selling author, renowned university professor, and one of the nation’s most iconic Black intellectuals. He is Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary and has written 20 books and edited 13. He’s best known for his classics, “Race Matters and Democracy Matters,” and for his memoir, “Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud.” His most recent book, “Black Prophetic Fire,” offers an unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies.

In his dynamic and engaging style, West speaks with middle and high school students about the power of the persistent strength young people possess and what it takes to channel that strength for positive change as a leader today. West shares his personal story and what shaped his worldview.  He also talks about his lifelong journey as an activist for civil rights, how to know when to speak up and when to take action, as well as how to shift rage over injustice to bring about positive change.

Watch Civil Rights Activist and Author Cornel West Speaks to Youth.

As part of the annual Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, Cornel West also sits with the director of Point Loma Nazarene University’s journalism program, Dean Nelson, for an engaging and inspiring conversation about West’s lifelong work as a theologian, civil rights activist and author.

Watch An Evening with Cornel West – Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2022.