Anti-racist writer and activist Tim Wise will speak at UNC Charlotte on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
There will be a student-focused session at 2 p.m. and community-focused session at 7 p.m., both held in the Cone Center, McKnight Hall.
The event is sponsored by the College of Education and Multicultural Resource Center along with Fraternity and Sorority Life, Dean of Students, Urban Education Collaborative and the Chancellor's Diversity Fund.
Wise has worked for 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states on topics related to multiculturalism, racism/racial justice and leadership. He has visited more than 1000 college and high school campuses, spoke at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and work with community group organizations. He has trained corporate, government, entertainment, media, law enforcement, military and medical industry professionals on methods of dismantling racism in their work environment.
Wise has written seven books. His most recent, "Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America" discusses economic inequality and the demonization of those who are in need. He strives to promote the importance of supporting programs and policies that are meant to alleviate poverty in struggling families. He also wrote "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son and Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority."