Guest blog by Dean Pamela Sugiman, Ryerson University
Celebrating Congress 2017, Ryerson University is pleased to present “An evening with Cornel West.”
Known for his passion, humility, grace and humour, Cornel West is one of America’s most outspoken critics on race, poverty and democracy. The Princeton University professor and civil rights activist is committed to keeping alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. — a legacy of truth-telling and bearing witness to love and justice. Dr. West's incisive commentary on race and justice lays at the core of the Congress 2017 theme: Canada the Next 150 On Indigenous Lands.
On the street, in prisons, churches, or lecture halls, Dr. West’s writing, speaking, and teaching mash the traditions of the black Baptist Church, progressive politics...