Renowned author, professor, and activist Cornel West was arrested yesterday in front of the police station in Ferguson, Missouri, while participating in the Ferguson October demonstrations. These protests, of course in continued response to the killing of unarmed black teenager Mike Brown in August, have been the largest and most organized demonstrations since the shootings, attracting activists from across the country. “We’re here because we care about young folks,” said Dr. West.
Cornel West will also be volunteering an evening of his busy schedule to speak on behalf of our own young people here in Plainfield, headlining a fundraiser for the Children First Team at Spain Inn on Thursday, October 30th.
The evening at Spain Inn begins with a 6:30pm meet and greet followed by a dinner from 7-9pm. All are invited to attend.