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Cornel West packed them in at Fresno City College for a speech Tuesday (Aug. 27) afternoon.
The noted social commentator and frequent panelist on “Real Time with Bill Maher” drew an overflow crowd of 800 people, with hundreds more turned away from the Old Administration Building auditorium.
His hour-long speech dabbled in politics, but was heavier on humanity. Basically, his message was be kind and love one another.
“My mama said ‘peacocks strut because they can’t fly.’ I want to be an eagle,” West told the audience.
After the speech, he signed books and took photos with his fans. GV Wire asked him his thoughts on the 2020 election.
“I see Brother Bernie (Sanders) is escalating and moving up. But, we just want to make sure our politicians have vision, integrity, concern for our poor working people. We have to get our criteria in place. We’ve got to make sure immigrants are treated with dignity and sanctity, our working people are treated with dignity and sanctity, people of color… and most importantly our politicians have integrity. I work with Brother Bernie, no doubt about that. But, all of us have to be accountable,” West said.
What strategy does he recommend to those seeking to defeat President Donald Trump?
“Energize fellow citizens, tell the truth, seek justice, and we’ll beat him.”
Fresno City College officials said other speakers who drew similar crowds were former San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo, celebrity advice-giver Dr. Drew Pinsky, and Chaz Bono.

 

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