Smiley and West – The Book Tour

Award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, one of the nation’s leading intellectuals are touring the country addressing the issue of rising poverty in the United States.

The dynamic pair will be in Los Angeles on April 15th as part of their book tour, “The Rich and The Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto Book Tour“. Smiley and West who also host a radio show of the same name challenge us to examine our assumptions about poverty in America – what it really is and how to eliminate it.

Presented by KPFK 90.7. Tavis Smiley and Cornel West will discuss record unemployment and rampant corporate avarice, empty houses and homeless families, dwindling opportunities in a paralyzed nation—the realities of America, land of the free and home of the new middle class poor. They take on the “p” word—poverty.  Event start time 4:00pm (Doors will open at 2:30pm).

April 15, 2012

Immanuel Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
3300 Wilshire Blvd. (corner of Berendo Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Sunday, 4:00 p.m.
For tickets click here

Tickets $20 – Book Included in Ticket Price.  For tickets click here.

For more information call 818.985.2611 x204

tickets — http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3244429175

Smiley & West from Public Radio International (PRI) is an energetic radio program that is a fusion of thought provoking, intelligent and stimulating dialogue on every subject from news and politics to entertainment and culture. The one-hour weekly show, hosted by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, attracts a broad spectrum of compelling guests and asks questions that solicits newsworthy discussions. Listen as Smiley & West engage in deep dialogue in the “Hot Stuff” segment where the duo dissects the hottest news topics. The most engaging portion of the show encourages audience interaction in the “Take ‘Em to Task” segment when a caller debates Smiley & West on a political or social issue. Finally, what would a Smiley & West show be without provocative discussions with A-list newsmakers, celebrities, great thinkers and doers of our time.

Published by the LA Progressive on April 9, 2012
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Sharon Kyle, J.D. is the Publisher of the LA Progressive which she co-founded with her husband Dick Price. Ms. Kyle is an adjunct professor of law at Peoples College in Los Angeles. She sits on the board of the ACLU Pasadena/Foothills Chapter and is on the editorial board of the BlackCommentator.com. Photo courtesy Wadeva Images. www.wadevaimages.com