Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebrations

MLK Sunrise Celebrations at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meetings are sponsored by ALA's Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Task Force of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table, the Black Caucus of the ALA, and World Book, Inc.

2015 Gathering, Chicago - Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West

Photo credit: Sigrid Estrada

Monday, February 2, 2015 | 6:30 - 7:30am | ALA Midwinter Meeting - Chicago

Keynote: Dr. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. A current professor at Union Theological Seminary, he has also taught at Yale, Harvard and Princeton. The recipient of more than 20 honorary degrees, he has written many important books, including "Race Matters" and "Democracy Matters." He appears frequently on "Real Time with Bill Maher," "The Colbert Report," "Democracy Now," CNN, C-SPAN and other national and international media. He lives in New York City. Dr. West’s participation is generously made possible by Beacon Press.

Previous Gatherings

2014 Gathering - Philadelphia

2013 Gathering - Seattle

2012 Gathering - Dallas

\2011 Gathering - San Diego

2010 Gathering – Boston 

2009 Gathering – Denver

2008 Gathering – Philadelphia

2007 Gathering – Seattle

2006 Gathering – San Antonio

2005 Gathering – Boston

2004 Gathering – San Diego

2003 Gathering – Philadelphia

2002 Gathering – New Orleans

2001 Gathering – Washington, D.C. 

2000 Gathering – San Antonio