Monday, October 25, 2010
Cornel West on Artivizm, Bob Marley's mother, Pearl Jam and "artistic witnesses"
"We all have different gifts, sometimes that gift is one of organizing, mobilizing, sometimes that gift is one of speaking, sometimes that gift is one of painting, sometimes it's being a musician like John Coltrane, a silent man of few words but had so much to say through his horn. I think we have to be in tune with our own callings, in tune with our own vocation, what are the gifts that we have, that we can give to others, in the context of struggle for freedom and justice, that make the world a better place? That's a question that only each person can answer for themselves."