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Black Prophetic Fire: Intersections of Leadership, Faith, and Social Justice

October 3, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Cornel WestCornel West, Princeton University
October 3, 2014 | 7-8:15 p.m.
Mayer Theater
Santa Clara University
Book signing to follow
Co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Club

In the 2014-15 Bannan Institute series will kick-off with Cornel West, one of the world’s most provocative activists, authors, and philosophers. Come hear West discuss his latest book, Black Prophetic Fire, and offer a fresh perspective on the work of several revolutionary African American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries. Bemoaning the “‘deodoriz[ing]’ of these radical figures,” West considers anew the impact of men and women–such as Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, and Ida B. Wells–in their own eras and across the decades, reflecting on the movements of faith and social justice within leadership.

Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan.

About the Bannan Institute
Bannan Institutes are yearlong, thematic programs hosted by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University. Each institute features a series of lectures, retreats, and events that address matters of significance within the Jesuit, Catholic Intellectual tradition and seek to foster an ethic of dialogue among persons of diverse philosophical and religious commitments.

Shaped by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the 2014-2015 Bannan Institute will explore the theme of Ignatian Leadership as a vocational practice, or a way of proceeding that seeks to affect personal and communal transformation.

All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan.

Fall 2014: Leadership and Justice
Educated Solidarity and the Proyecto Social

Leadership within the Ignatian idiom is rooted in a foundational commitment to live out one’s vocation in generous relationship with God for the good of all creation. In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the assassination of the Jesuits and their collaborators at the Universidad de Centroamerica (UCA) in El Salvador, and the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus, we will consider how the work of educated solidarity and the proyecto social is central to the mission of Jesuit higher education.


October 3, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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