Colorblind: What’s the big deal about race?

I am happy to announce, that Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist speakers, writers and educators in the United States, will present “Colorblind: What’s the big deal about race?” at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. His talk is free and open to all.

Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on more than 1,000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences and to community groups across the nation.

Wise has provided anti-racism training to teachers nationwide, conducted training for the medical industry on how to reduce racial inequalities in healthcare and has trained governmental organizations, military and law enforcement on ways to break apart racism in their institutions. He also served as a consultant for plaintiff’s attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State.

Wise has written seven books, contributed essays to 25 books and is one of several people featured in White Men Challenging Racism: Thirty- Five Personal Stories. He received the 2001 British Diversity Award for best feature on race issues, and his writings have appeared in dozens of popular, professional and scholarly journals.

In 2010, he was named one of the “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World” by Utne Reader.  More information can be found here:

We are fortunate to have individuals like Mr. Wise visit UND.  I encourage all to attend.


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