WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speakers Series presents “An Era of Post-Racial Equality.” This event will feature Tim Wise, a prominent anti-racist writer and educator, who is known internationally for his efforts.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library, with overflow seating available in conference rooms PAC C/D.
DETAILS: Wise, who was recently named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World” by Utne Reader, has spoken in 49 states, on over 600 college campuses, and to community groups across the nation. He has also lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market.
He 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 provided anti-racism training to teachers nationwide and has conducted trainings with 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 plaintiffs’ attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State. For more information, visit Wise’s website at www.timwise.org.
This event is co-sponsored by UIS Student Affairs’ Speakers’ Awards Committee; the UIS Diversity Center; the UIS College of Public Affairs & Administration; the UIS College of Liberal Arts & Sciences; the UIS College of Business Management; the UIS College of Education & Human Services; and the UIS Chancellor’s and Provost’s offices.
For more information and a list of other Speakers Series events, visit http://illinois.edu/goto/speakerseries or contact Kimberly Craig at 217/206-6245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.