Tim Wise Speaks on October 28 in the Wool Ballrooms

posted Oct 24, 2010, 6:15 PM by cshevlin@slu.edu   [ updated Oct 24, 2010, 6:19 PM ]
Tim Wise is among the more prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Recently named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World” by Utne Reader, Wise has spoken in 49 states, on over 600 college campuses and to community groups across the nation.

Wise’s most recent book is, Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity. He will use themes from this book to speak to students at Saint Louis University on issues of privilege and equality.

Wise is the author of 5 books that deal with issues of race within politics and society. 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 graduated from Tulane University in 1990 and received antiracism training from the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond in New Orleans. He has appeared on several radio and television programs, is a regular contributor about race on CNN and was featured in a segment on ABC’s 20/20 in 2007.

 The address will take place at 7 PM on October 28 in the Wool Ballrooms.