Friday, September 25, 2015

Antiracist educator, essayist, author Tim Wise Lecture

Tim Wise
Antiracist educator, essayist and author Tim Wise will give a free talk at Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday, October 14 at 2 p.m. in the college Forum building, room 104, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW.

Wise will explore topics of race, white privilege and the notion of color-blindness in America, and provide an opportunity for engagement on the issue of racism.

A free screening of Wise’s documentary "White Like Me" will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7 at noon in the LBCC Diversity Achievement Center, Forum 220.

Additional screenings will be held Sunday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Albany Public Library, 2450 14th Ave SE, and at the Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe, Monday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

The film is an exploration of race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege, and reassesses the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a post-racial society.

Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World” by Utne Reader, Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on over 800 college and high school campuses, and to community groups across the nation.

Sponsors include the King Legacy Committee of Corvallis, LBCC’s Department of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Oregon State University, the Linn Benton Partnership for Diversity, and the Community Action for Racial Equity.

For more information, contact LBCC EDI at 541-917-4461.


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