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Cornel West to speak at civil rights conference, April 12

Cornel West will be among the speakers at "Civil Rights and Resolutions: How to Repair the Next Generation," a conference scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Frist Campus Center .

The conference will be preceded by poetry readings at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Cafe Vivian in Frist, featuring New Jersey poet laureate Amiri Baraka and Vanessa Hidary, as well as a student performance of African dance.

The conference, sponsored by the Princeton Justice Project, will focus on discussing, developing and proposing resolutions about civil rights issues, including reparations. Randall Robinson, founder of the lobbying organization TransAfrica, will be the keynote speaker.

In addition to West, the Class of 1943 University Professor of Religion, other speakers will include Howard Taylor, professor of sociology; Kiki Jamieson, lecturer in politics; New Jersey Assemblyman Craig Stanley; and Deadria Farmer-Paellmann, a civil rights activist.

A full conference schedule is available online .

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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