ENSJ has canceled its regular monthly meeting for February 11, 2010 in order to encourage people to attend the UWM ‚ÄúUrban Forum: Issues in Urban Education.‚ÄĚ
Tim Wise is the keynote speaker.
We encourage you to come to UWM to hear Tim Wise. There is no charge!
More information can be found here: Urban Forum.
Thursday, February 11, 2010 — 6:00–7:30 p.m.
UWM Union, Wisconsin Room (2nd Floor) Milwaukee, WI
Author of Between Barack and a Hard Place, White Like Me and Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male.
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S., having spoken to over 300,000 people in 48 states, and on over 400 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, and has served as a consultant for plaintiff‚Äôs attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State.
In Summer 2005, Wise served as adjunct faculty at the Smith College School of Social Work, in Northampton, MA, where he co-taught a Master‚Äôs level class on Racism in the United States. From 1999 to 2003, Wise served as an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute and in the early ‚Äė90s was Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, the largest of the many groups responsible for the political defeat of neo-Nazi, David Duke.
Wise‚Äôs most recent book is Between Barack and a Hard Place: Challenging Racism, Privilege and Denial in the Age of Obama (City Lights) which explores the issues of race within the context of the Obama presidency. He is also the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son (Soft Skull Press), Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White (Routledge) and collection of his essays, Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections from an Angry White Male (Soft Skull Press).
Wise received the 2002 National Youth Advocacy Coalition‚Äôs Social Justice Impact Award in recognition of his contributions to the struggle for equity, as well as the 2001 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‚Äôs Institute for Survival and Beyond, both in New Orleans.
Interpreters will be available for attendees that are deaf and hard of hearing.