TIM WISE VISITS CHICO STATE
Many people might argue that racism no longer exists, and claim that the United States in particular is a country devoted to dispelling any kind of racism within its borders.
Even though we are years past the Civil Rights Movement and racial tensions have improved, it does not mean racism does not exist anymore.
Anti-racist writer and educator Tim Wise has taken racial issues head-on, spending the majority of his professional career speaking about matters that most would not be able to acknowledge publically. An inspiring speaker, he has traveled extensively in the United States, speaking in 49 states and visiting over 600 campuses. Wise has also spoken internationally in Canada and Bermuda about topics such as race and racism, education, and religion.
In addition to his speaking engagements, Wise has also taught at the Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Mass., educating master's students on racism in the United States. From 1999 to 2003 Wise also served as an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute.
Wise has also worked closely with journalists to help them eliminate racial bias in their reporting. For his many efforts, Wise has recently been named in the "Top 25 Visionaries Who are Challenging Your World" by Utne Reader.
Wise will be coming to Chico State on Nov. 30, courtesy of the Office of Diversity and University Staff Development, to speak on racism, white denial, and the cost of inequality. The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union (BMU) Auditorium. Admission is free.
For further information on Tim Wise, his speeches and written work, visit http://www.timwise.org.