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Speakers Series

An Evening of Conversation

Friday, January 17, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Smithwick Theatre

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Please join Dr. Cornel West to discuss democracy, race and justice. The evening will also include a question and answer session with Foothill College students. Proceeds will benefit Foothill College Service Leadership and Equity scholarships.

An Evening with Dr. Cornell West

About Dr. Cornel West

Cornel West is a professor, philosopher, author and activist.

A prominent and provocative democratic intellectual, he is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. Cornel West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton.

Published Work

He has written 20 books and has edited 13. He is best known for his classics, Race Matters and Democracy Matters. For a complete list, visit



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Foothill Theatre Arts Presents

Infinite Black Suitcase

May 26-June 11 • In the Lohman Theatre

The story of one day in a small Oregon town and three families who are trying, in the most loving and human ways, to deal with death and dying. Rather than dwelling on the existential aspects of death, the play explores the practical questions surrounding death.

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