Cornel West and Henry Louis Gate Jr. in Conversation-The Culture Wars-October 2022


“LMU’s Global Conversation series presents The Culture Wars: Black and White Henry Louis Gates, Jr. + Cornel West

Professors Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West together at Loyola Marymount University as part of the “Global Conversation” series to discuss the prevalence of culture wars in the U.S. and worldwide. Gates, Jr. and West are two of the most renowned scholars and public intellectuals in the country; embodying the intellectual response to who we are as a nation defined and often divided by our religious, economic, and racial diversity. Drawing on African American history and personal experiences, their talk will encapsulate the way we have lived in the past in terms of race and color, the way we live now, and the ways we can engage and celebrate our commonalities and differences for a better future.

Organized by: Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture, and the Arts

Produced by: John Flaherty and Theresia de Vroom

Sponsored by: Academy for Catholic Thought and Imagination; LMU Academic Affairs; LMU Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts; Campus Ministry; LMU College of Communication and Fine Arts; Dept. of African American Studies; Dept. of English; Los Angeles Catholic Worker; LMU Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Office of the Provost; The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary; LMU School of Film and Television; Student Affairs

About the Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture, and the Arts The Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture, and the Arts preserves the transformative educational tradition of the RSHM and promotes dialogue between faith and culture as expressed in the fine, performing, literary, and communication arts

About Loyola Marymount University LMU is a private Catholic university with 6,000 undergraduates, 2,200 graduate students and 1,100 law students from diverse backgrounds and many perspectives. Our seven colleges and schools boast best-in-the-nation programs in film and television, business, education and more. Our stunning campus in West Los Angeles is a sun-soaked oasis overlooking the Pacific coast and a model of sustainability. We’re rooted in the heart of Los Angeles, a global capital for arts and entertainment, innovation and technology, business and entrepreneurship. Our mission is grounded in a centuries-old Jesuit educational tradition that produces extraordinary men and women dedicated to service and social justice. We’re proud of more than 85,000 LMU alumni whose professional achievements are matched by a deep commitment to improving the lives of others.”

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