Colorado College and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs joined together in mid-October to present “An Afternoon with Cornel West: Race, Religion, and Politics in a Year of Global Calamity.” To date, the virtual event, aimed at raising public awareness of the socio-political challenges facing the nation during an election year, has had approximately 4,000 views. Cornel West, professor of the practice of public philosophy at Harvard Divinity School and professor emeritus at Princeton University, discussed what was at stake in November’s election, while looking at the forces that have brought the nation to this current historical moment, including a global pandemic, uprisings for racial justice, and a radically polarized U.S. electorate. Joining West in the virtual conversation was Christopher Hunt, CC assistant professor of religion, and two UCCS faculty members.

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