‘Got Privilege? Get Wise!’
That’s the headline being used to promote two opportunities to hear race-privilege writer and lecturer Tim Wise on campus next Tuesday, April 26. He’ll present at 10 a.m. in the Phoenix Room and 4 p.m. in the Christie Theatre.
“Can privilege affect how you interact with students? If you have never considered how your race privilege can affect students, come listen to Tim Wise, a prominent anti-racist writer and educator who will address race and education and how one can better serve students and ultimately the institution.” Named one of the “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World” by Utne Reader magazine in 2010, Wise argues that racism is institutionalized, often subtly, so that even ostensibly race-neutral policies contribute to continuing inequality.
Racial privilege event has diverse sponsors
The April 26 professional development opportunity involving presenter Tim Wise is made possible through support from the Classified Staff Advisory Council, Academic Staff Programming, Human Resource Office, Office of Student Life, Campus Life Diversity Task Force, American Intercultural Center and the student organizations Southeast Asian Student Union, Women of Color, Organizacion Latina Americano and Student Government Association. If you have any questions, call ext. 2720.