Tim Wise, heralded as one of the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the nation, will be speaking on November 30 at Butte College, 3536 Butte Campus Drive. This free public lecture will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the ARTS Building Theatre.
Named as one of the “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader and “One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation,” by best-selling author and professor Michael Eric Dyson, of Georgetown University, Wise has spoken in 49 states, on more than 600 college campuses, and to community groups across the nation.
He has also lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market.
Wise is the author of five books, including White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son; Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White; Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racists Reflections From An Angry White Male; Between Barack and a hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama; and his most recent book, Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity.
He has contributed essays to 25 books, and is one of several persons featured in White Men Challenging Racism: Thirty-Five Personal Stories, from Duke University Press. He received the 2001 British Diversity Award for best feature essay on race issues, and his writings have appeared in dozens of popular, professional and scholarly journals.
Wise has also appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN, and was featured in a segment on ABC’s 20/20, in 2007.
The event is being sponsored by Butte College Public Events Committee, Butte College Diversity Committee, Inter Club Council, Black Student Union, and A.S. Culture & Community Center. For more information, call 530-895-2985.