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GUEST SERVICES



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Tim Wise, Anti-Racism Activist and Writer

presented in conjunction with the Tulane Reading Project

Date: Monday, November 4, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Building: Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium
Location: uptown campus

Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racism writers and educators in the United States. Wise, who was named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader in 2010, has spoken in all 50 states of the U.S., on over 800 college and high school campuses, and to community groups across the nation.

Wise is the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son; Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White; Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male; Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama; Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity; Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority; and The Culture of Cruelty: How America’s Elite Demonize the Poor, Valorize the Rich and Jeopardize the Future, which will be released this fall.

He graduated from Tulane University in 1990 and received anti-racism training from the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.  While in New Orleans in the early ’90s, he was youth coordinator and associate director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism: the largest of the many groups organized for the purpose of defeating neo-Nazi political candidate, David Duke. Since then, he's taught and led anti-racism trainings at several institutions, including the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Fisk University in Nashville.

Wise has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, and is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN. He has been featured in several documentary films, including Vocabulary of Change, a public dialogue with legendary activist and scholar, Angela Davis. His film White Like Me, which he co-wrote and co-produced with the Media Education Foundation — and which explores both his personal biography and political analysis — was released in August, 2013.

Sponsored by: Reading ProjectNewcomb-Tulane College as well as Tulane's Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA)

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

For more information send email to donuts@tulane.edu or by phone 504-865-5728






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