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Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity

Temple Performing Arts Center

1837 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Introduction by Dr. Molefi K. Asante

Tim’s work on issues of white privilege and class is exceptional.Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S., having spoken to over 400,000 people in 49 states, and on over 600 college campuses, including Harvard, Stanford, and the Law Schools at Yale, Columbia, and Vanderbilt. He has trained teachers as well as corporate, government, media, entertainment, military and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions.

Wise’s books include Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Liberalism and the Retreat from Racial Equity (City Lights),Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama (City Lights) and a collection of his essays, Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections from an Angry White Male (Soft Skull Press). He is also the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son (Soft Skull Press) and Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White (Routledge).

Wise received the 2002 National Youth Advocacy Coalition's Social Justice Impact Award in recognition of his contributions to the struggle for equity, as well as the2001 British Diversity Award, for best feature column on race and diversity issues. Wise received his B.A. from Tulane University and antiracism training from the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, both in New Orleans.

This is a free lecture but tickets are required. Please reserve your tickets online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TimWise. For further information feel free to contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity Advocacy and Leadership at Temple University at 215-204-7303.

This is event is being sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity Advocacy and Leadership, the Academic Center on Research and Diversity, and Temple University Libraries.