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Skidmore College
SankofaBlack Studies Program

Going to the Griot: Conversations with Dr. Cornel West 

Please note the live portion of the event begins at 12:12


Dr. Cornel West, one of the most provocative public intellectuals of our time, will participate in live, intersectional conversations with four members of Skidmore College's expanded academic community. Each member will converse one-on-one with Dr. West, sparking invigorating and substantive dialogues about a range of issues. 

Featured panelists: 

  • Cerri Banks, dean of students and vice president for student affairs, Skidmore College
  • Gwen D’Arcangelis, associate professor of gender studies, Skidmore College 
  • Anissa Joseph ’22, political science major, Skidmore College 
  • Kezia Page, associate professor and director of Africana and Latin American studies, Colgate University

Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions for an open Q&A session. 

This event is sponsored by the Black Studies Program, through the generous support of Skidmore College’s Racial Justice Initiative, in collaboration with the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium.

About Cornel West

Cornel West is a philosopher, author, activist, social critic and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He has published more than 20 books, has appeared in over 25 documentaries and films, and has produced three spoken word albums including “Never Forget,” collaborating with Prince, Jill Scott, Andre 3000, Talib Kweli, KRS-One and the late Gerald Levert. Professor emeritus at Princeton University, West recently announced that he would leave his position as professor of the practice of public philosophy at Harvard University and return to Union Theological Seminary, where he started his teaching career and will hold the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair.