Cornel West To Visit Give Motivational Conversation With WCCCD Students


The Wayne County Community College District’s (WCCCD) School of Continuing Education presents “A Motivational Conversation with Dr. Cornel West” on Thursday, Oct. 1.

West has been proclaimed as one of America’s few leading public intellectuals and will meet with WCCCD students from across the District at the Downtown Campus to lead a discussion on hope. An author, activist, pastor, social critic, and professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University, hope is also the focus of his latest book “Hope on a Tightrope.”  This student conversation with West will explore how we can all envision hope for the future and launches the 2009- 2010 speaker series sponsored by the School of Continuing Education and the WCCCD Office of Student Activities.

In June, Dr. Cornel West served as the 2009 WCCCD commencement  speaker. During his remarks he noted a relationship with the District as “an opportunity to be part of an important community of learners and scholars.” That commitment has been demonstrated over the years in the many visits to the District to share commentary, lectures and participate in public events on topical issues confronting the region, the nation and international communities.

WCCCD School of Continuing Education offers a wide variety of courses, workshops, seminars and professional development programs for those living and working in southeast Michigan.

To view the schedule of program offerings, visit the School of Continuing Education at or call (313) 496-2704 for more information.

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