Dr. Cornel West to Speak at Evergreen Monday, May 4

Olympia, (Wash), Dr. Cornel West, a prominent activist and professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary will speak Monday, May 4, at 7pm, at The Evergreen State College, in the Costantino Recreation Center. He is also a Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and has taught at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris.

West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has written over 20 books and has edited 13, including classics, Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and a memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud. His most recent releases, Black Prophetic Fire and Radical King, were received with critical acclaim.

A frequent guest on the Bill Maher Show, Colbert Report, CNN and C-Span, West made his film debut many years ago in The Matrix and has recorded three spoken word albums, including one in collaboration with Prince.

According to Greg Porter, Student Activities Special Events Coordinator at Evergreen, West was chosen in a student survey of possible guest lecturers. "He is a student favorite," said Porter. "He always comes up in the Top 5. We were fortunate that he was available."

Doors open at 6pm, and the event starts at 7pm. Student, faculty, and staff tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. General Admission $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets are available through Rainy Day Records, The Greener (Evergreen Book) Store, Tacoma Program campus, Quality Food Centers (QFC's) and TicketsWest.com, as well as at the door.

Media and photographers welcome with RSVP.