Before a word had been spoken, the nearly 200-strong audience that filled the Stevenson Event Center was on its feet with a raucous applause. Many of those standing had never heard Van Jones speak, but that didn’t matter. His presence alone was enough to lift…
Reflections on Injustice
A roar of applause greeted a 61-year-old man, donning his trademark black suit, as he sauntered up to the Media Theater’s stage. Dr. Cornel West, the sole reason why hundreds of students filed into the theater that night, had arrived.
Q&A With Dr. Cornel West
Before his keynote address at “Speaker Blowout: Ferguson, Racism and the Media,” Dr. Cornel West sat down with a student media representative. Student Media: To start off, I wanted to ask you about your experience. As an academic and lifelong activist, what would you say to…
Dismantling Post-Racialism at UCSC
Engaging Education opens the door for conversation about race with Dr. Sumi Cho