As part of his public mission “to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.—a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice”—noted speaker, professor, author, and activist Cornel West addressed the Los Angeles community on February 24 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
The event was hosted by the Graduate School of Education and Psychology as part of the Margaret J. Weber Distinguished Lecture Series, which this year will explore the theme “Wholeness: The Intersection of Faith, Intellect, and Culture.”
West is arguably one of the nation’s most well regarded experts on a variety of social issues. A spoken-word performer, his collaborations with respected musical artists and filmmakers are well-known. As
a frequent television commentator and guest, West is also an outspoken critic of political corruption and the abuse of power.
Most recently he served as professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary and holds emeritus status at Princeton University. He has published more than 20 books and edited 13.