Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Daniel Arts Center - McConnell Theater
W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture
Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will deliver the W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture at Simon’s Rock. The Du Bois Lecture celebrates the legacy of Great Barrington native and founding member of the NAACP, W.E.B Du Bois--it is especially fitting to welcome President Brooks to campus to deliver the 21st annual lecture.
This talk will be live streamed: https://simons-rock.edu/naacp.
Brooks, a civil rights attorney, social justice advocate, and fourth-generation ordained minister, has recently been in the news defending the NAACP’s moratorium on charter schools, staging a sit-in to protest the nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General (he was arrested with five others outside Sessions’ Alabama office), and decrying recent evidence of a resurgence of KKK activity in the present political climate.
This year’s lecture will be presented in partnership with The Center for Early College at Bard College, the Berkshire County Branch of the NAACP, Multicultural BRIDGE, and the Town of Great Barrington.