Cornel West to Deliver Keynote Address During Week of Peace

January 8, 2007

Kathryn Hobgood
Phone: 504-865-5210

Cornel West, one of America's most provocative and important intellectuals, will be the keynote speaker for the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace. His address will take place on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium at Tulane University. The Week for Peace is presented by Tulane, Xavier, Loyola and Dillard universities. This year's theme is "Defining Our Citizenship: Uniting Communities."

West is a professor of religion and African American studies at Princeton University. His best-selling book, Race Matters, has played a pivotal role in America's dialogue on race, justice and democracy. West is an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. He co-chaired the National Parenting Organization's Task Force on Parent Empowerment and was part of President William Clinton's National Conversation on Race.

Below is the complete schedule of the Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace:

Monday, Jan. 15

10:00 a.m. - Interfaith Service
Xavier University Center - Ballroom 3rd Floor
Immediately following the Interfaith Service will be "A Day of Service in Greater New Orleans" in which volunteers will help refurbish Booker T. Washington High School in partnership with City Year, Volunteers of America and Interfaith Works.
Tuesday, Jan. 16

6:00 p.m. - Welcoming Reception
Tulane Lavin-Bernick Center - Kendall Cram Room
7:00 p.m. - MLK Convocation Lecture (Cornel West)
Tulane University McAlister Auditorium
Friday, Jan. 19

Candlelight March from Xavier's University Center Terrace to Loyola's campus. Light refreshment will be served in the St. Charles room of the Danna Center. The march will continue on to Tulane University for the Expressions of Unity program in McAlister Auditorium.

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