Student African American Society

March 7, 2012 - 2:13am
Activist spoke to SU students and community members about the new youth movement and how revolutionary change must begin with young people.

Distinguished civil rights activist Cornel West called for youth involvement in political movements Tuesday night during a speech in Goldstein Auditorium.

“I hope I say something that unsettles you, that unnerves you, that un-houses you,” West began his talk, which was sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha and the Student African American Society.

Throughout the speech, West encouraged young people and urged those in the audience to “think for themselves,” combat complacency of mind, and “make the journey from superficial to substantial.”