Tim Wise, prominent U.S. anti-racism writer and activist, to speak April 7
Tim Wise, prominent U.S. anti-racism writer and activist, will speak Tuesday, April 7, at the University of St. Thomas. UST students, staff and faculty are invited to this lecture and book-signing titled "Between Barack and a Hard Place: Challenging Racism in the Age of Obama.
The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
The lecture is part two of the Multicultural Student Services Community Dialogue Series. The series included the MSS January Term Book Club, featuring Wise's book White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.
"From the Civil Rights struggle, to Dr. King's dream, to Barack Obama's election, Tim Wise provides us with an extremely important and timely analysis of the increasing complexity of race on the American political and social landscape," says Danny Glover, actor and human rights activist. "He provides an insightful and much-needed lens through which we can begin to navigate this current stage in our ongoing quest for a more inclusive definition of who we are as a nation."
Wise is one of the most respected anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He has lectured in 48 states and on more than 400 college campuses, including Harvard, Stanford and the Law Schools at Yale and Columbia. He is the author of four books and has trained teachers, as well as corporate, government, media and law enforcement officials, on methods for uprooting institutional racism.
This event is sponsored by Multicultural Student Services with support from the University Lectures Committee, Service Learning and the Faculty Development Committee.