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March 2, 2008 Guest Tim Wise
Program:
Insulating Your Attic

Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S., and has been called, "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 48 states and on over 400 college campuses, including Harvard, Stanford and the Law Schools at Yale and Columbia; and has spoken to community groups around the nation.  Wise has provided anti-racism training to teachers nationwide, and has trained physicians and medical industry professionals on how to combat racial inequities in health care.  He has 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 the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, and Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White.  A collection of his essays, Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti Racist Reflections from and Angry White Male, will be published in the fall of 2008.  He has contributed chapters or essays to twenty 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 been a featured guest on hundreds of radio and television programs, worldwide.

While earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Tulane University, his anti-apartheid work received global attention and the thanks of President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  He received training in methods for dismantling racism from the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond in New Orleans.  He and his wife, Kristy are the proud parents of two daughters.

 

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