Tim Wise

Tim Wise

Date: November 7, 2019

Lecture on Race Relations

12 pm

The University Union Ballroom



Tim Wise is an “educator old enough to remember when the alt-right went by their much more honest name: white supremacists,” as his official website Speak Out With Tim Wise states. Tim has been a patron to the passion and movement for social justice for over 25 years of his life. He has conducted community organizations and public speaking on institutional racism, and has recently taken up making podcasts to discuss the topic and bring light to issues regarding racism.

From 1995 to present day, Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S., having spoken in 49 states, and on over 1000 college campuses, including Harvard, Stanford, and the Law Schools at Yale and Columbia. He has also trained corporate, government, entertainment, military and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions, and has served as a consultant for plaintiff's attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State. Wise is also the 2008 Oliver L. Brown Distinguished Visiting Scholar for Diversity Issues at Washburn University, in Topeka, Kansas: an honor named for the lead plaintiff in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision.

Tim Wise’s newest book, White Lies Matter: Race, Crime and the Politics of Fear, was released in 2017 and discusses the “framework for understanding the politics of black outrage—and the subsequent white backlash to urgent calls for justice and racial equality,” as stated by GoodReads.com.

This event is co-sponsored with Associated Students, Inc., Community Engagement Center, Women’s Studies Department, Ayad Al-Qazzaz Endownment, and Department of Sociology, College of Interdisciplinary Studies.

All ages permitted. No alcohol sold or permitted at venue. Open to the general public.

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