Sep 22, 2020 Sep 22, 2020
07:00PM 07:00PM Lecture: Pathology of Privilege. Racism, White Denial & Costs of Inequality: School: Oxford CollegeDepartment / Organization: Oxford CollegeCost: FreeContact Name: Brenna ValentineContact Email: brenna.a.valentine@emory.eduAnti-racist activist Tim Wise will speak on "The Pathology of Privilege. Racism, White Denial and the Costs of Inequality.Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1,000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country. He is also the host of the new podcast, Speak Out with Tim Wise.Wise has provided anti-racism training to educators and administrators nationwide and internationally, in Canada and Bermuda.Wise is the author of eight books, including his forthcoming, Dispatches from the Race War (December 2020 from City Lights Books). He has contributed chapters or essays to over 25 additional books and his writings are taught in colleges and universities across the nation. His essays have appeared on Alternet, Salon, Huffington Post, Counterpunch, The Root, Black Commentator, BK Nation and Z Magazine among other popular, professional and scholarly journals.From 1999-2003, Wise was an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute, in Nashville, and in the early ’90s he was Youth Coordinator and Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism: the largest of the many groups organized for the purpose of defeating neo-Nazi political candidate, David Duke.Wise has been featured in several documentaries, including the 2013 Media Education Foundation release, “White Like Me: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America.”  He also appeared alongside legendary scholar and activist, Angela Davis, in the 2011 documentary, “Vocabulary of Change.” In this public dialogue between the two activists, Davis and Wise discussed the connections between issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and militarism, as well as inter-generational movement building and the prospects for social change.Wise appears regularly on CNN and MSNBC to discuss race issues and was featured in a 2007 segment on 20/20. He graduated from Tulane University in 1990 and received antiracism training from the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, in New Orleans.Access the Zoom link.This is an Oxford Studies event presented by the Lyceum Committee. + Virtual by Zoom Campus Events
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