Rev. Al Sharpton visited Chicago State University this week to hold a Community Leadership
Breakfast with several area ministers, community leaders and activists as well as
several members of the CSU family.
Sharpton, known world-wide as social justice activist, spoke about the need to address
violence and poverty in black communities throughout the nation and highlighted the
importance of CSU and the City of Chicago in leading that effort.
CSU President Dr. Wayne D. Watson gave opening remarks welcoming all the dignitaries
and discussing the impact the University has on surrounding communities. Sharpton
then led a spirited round table discussion on solutions to the challenges faced in