The Michael Jurist Memorial Lecture: Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:00 p.m.
This year's Michael Jurist (SFS '07) Memorial Lecture features Cornel West, the class of 1943 University Professor at Princeton University, and talk show host and author Tavis Smiley.
The talk is sponsored by the student-run Lecture Fund.
A prominent philosopher, writer, and intellectual, West is a renowned commentator on poverty and race theory and has authored numerous books on class, race and gender.
Smiley hosts The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS and has authored several publications with West, his friend and colleague.
In their new, game-changing book, The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto (Hay House, Inc., 2012), Smiley and West challenge Americans to reexamine their assumptions about poverty in America.
The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session and book-signing.