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September 25, 2008

Tim Wise to Speak at PCC

Tim Jacob Wise
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 also 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 an Angry White Male, will be published in the Fall of 2008, and his fourth book, Between Barack and a Hard Place: Race and Whiteness in the Age of Obama, will be released in Spring, 2009.

Wednesday, October 15 at 11 a.m.
Location: Sylvania Campus, PAC Auditorium
Tim Wise: Beyond Diversity

Beyond "Diversity": Challenging Racism in an Age of Backlash
Book signing to follow.
Contact: Multicultural Center at 503.977.4112

Thursday, October 16 at 11 a.m.
White Privilege: Racism, White Denial & the Costs of Inequality
Location: Cascade Campus, MAHB 104 with overflow seating in CA TH 122
Wise offers a highly personal examination of the ways in which racial privilege shapes the lives of most white Americans, overtly racist or not, to the detriment of people of color, themselves, and society. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable yet scholarly, analytical, and accessible.
Contact: Kendi Esary at 503.978.5781

Saturday, October 18 at 9 a.m.
Location: Rock Creek Campus, Building 3, Forum
"Profiles in Distortion: Misusing Data to Justify Racism and Privilege"
Tim Wise, writer and activist
Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S., having given lectures in 48 different states, and on over 400 college campuses. He has trained a multitude of teachers, corporate employees and law enforcement officers in methods for dismantling racism in their institutions.
Contact: Brenda Maldonado at 503-614-7279.