The Michael Jurist (SFS '07) Memorial Lecture Featuring Cornel West and Tavis Smiley

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Please join the Lecture Fund for the Michael Jurist (SFS ’07) Memorial Lecture honoring former Lecture Fund Chair Michael Jurist and featuring Dr. Cornel West and Tavis Smiley. A prominent philosopher, writer, and intellectual, Dr. West is a renowned commentator on poverty and race theory. Dr. West is widely cited for his scholarly work, and has authored numerous books on the topics of class, race, and gender. Tavis Smiley, a celebrated television personality, currently hosts The Tavis Smiley Show on PBS. In addition to his work in the broadcast world, Mr. Smiley has authored several works with his friend and colleague, Dr. West. In their new, game-changing book due this April,”The Rich & the Rest of Us” they challenge all Americans to re-examine their assumptions about poverty in America—what it really is and how to eradicate it. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A and book-signing.

When:  Tuesday, April 17, 7pm-8:30pm
Where: Lohrfink Auditorium
Sponsored by the Jurist Family Additional Co-Sponsorships from The Lecture Fund, The Kalmanovitz Initiative, and the Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action