Tim Wise to lecture on ‘Race in America’

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Article Published: Oct. 10, 2013 | Modified: Oct. 15, 2013
Tim Wise to lecture on ‘Race in America’

Anti-racism writer and educator Tim Wise will lecture at ASU Oct. 14.

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Anti-racism writer and educator Tim Wise will address “Race in America” on Monday, Oct. 14, as part of the 2013-14 Diversity Lecture Series at Appalachian State University.

His lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Parkway Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union. The event is free, and the public is invited.

In his talk, Wise will deconstruct and explore social power, conflict and race in America as critical issues that affect and require engagement from everyone. The lecture will be followed by questions from the audience.

Wise was named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World” by Utne Reader in 2010. He has written six books, including the highly acclaimed memoir, “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.”

He has contributed essays to 25 books and is 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 conducted anti-racism training for teachers nationwide and trained corporate, government, entertainment and health care leaders, as well as military and law enforcement officials, on methods for dismantling racial inequalities in their institutions.

He 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.

The 2013-14 Diversity Lecture Series is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Development. For more information, contact Augusto Peña at (penaae@appstate.edu) or (828) 262-6158.

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