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Essayist and author Tim Wise to speak on campus April 4

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the WVU Center for Black Culture and Research will sponsor a public lecture with Tim Wise, an Anti-racist essayist, author and activist, entitled, “A Powerful Inside-Out Look at Race and Racism in America.” This event will be held Monday, April 4th, from 7-9 p.m. in Ming Hsieh Hall, Room G-21.

Wise has spoken to more than 800 college and high school campuses and has provided anti-racism education to teachers, physicians, medical industry professionals and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions. In this spellbinding lecture, the author of the bestselling, “White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son,” offers a powerful inside-out look at race and racism in America, surveying the damage white privilege has done not only to people of color but to white people themselves.

A faculty roundtable with Mr. Wise will be held from 5-6 p.m. in the Mountainlair’s Blackwater Room. Seating is limited on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information contact Bruce E. Mitchell II or Sharon Mallow. Click here for a downloadable flyer.