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Champion for Racial Justice Cornel West Keynote Speaker at Diversity Conference

Champion for Racial Justice Cornel West Keynote Speaker at Diversity Conference

PHILADELPHIA, September 9, 2010

What: One of the nation’s most provocative public intellectuals Dr. Cornel West of Princeton University will deliver the keynote address at the 2010 Pennsylvania Diversity and Leadership Conference to be held at Drexel University. Who: West entered the national scene in 1993 with his bestselling book Race Matters, an analysis of racism in American democracy. The book has sold more than half-a-million copies. In his book Democracy Matters, West explored the development of democracy in the United States and the Middle East. He has also produced three albums and was an influential force in developing the storyline for the “Matrix” movie playing a recurring role in the last two films. Speakers: Other speakers at the conference include: Charlene Binder, senior vice president, chief people officer, The Hershey Company Kelley Cornish, director, Enterprise HR, Diversity & Inclusion, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Elizabeth Dale, senior vice president, Institutional Advancement, Drexel University Dale will receive a “Powerful and Influential Woman of Pennsylvania” award When: Friday, September 10, 2010, beginning at 9 a.m. West will speak at the luncheon from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Where: Behrakis Grand Hall, Drexel University, 32nd and Chestnut streets. ### News media contact: Niki Gianakaris, director, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-6741, 215-778-7752 (cell), ngianakaris@drexel.edu