Arcadia University to Host Drs. Cornel West and Molefi Asante, Oct. 25

Glenside, PA—September 21, 2012Arcadia University will host a panel discussion with Dr. Cornel West, a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual, and Dr. Molefi Asante, an African-American scholar, historian, and philosopher. The event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons Great Room.

The panel discussion, “Who Is Responsible for Healing In Our Communities in Post-Modern Times?”, will be moderated by Michael Coard, Esq., and includes, Dr. Arthur C. Evans, the Philadelphia Commissioner for Behavioral Health, and Dr. Ama Mazama, a professor and linguist. 

Register for the event online ( for a discounted rate ($20) or pay at the door ($25). For additional information contact Cecil A. Hankins, The Ark of Philadelphia, 215-843-4673, or the BMDS hotline 215-572-8510. The event is free for Arcadia University students, faculty and staff with ID.

The event is sponsored by The Ark of Philadelphia, the Molefi Kete Asante Institute, the Black Male Development Symposium and Arcadia University’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University a top leader in the nation in undergraduate study abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. U.S. News also ranks Arcadia’s Physical Therapy program among the top 15 in the nation. Arcadia’s Physician Assistant students score in the elite 4 percentile on national boards. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. (