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Tim Wise: Anti-Racist Activist

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Tim Wise: Anti-Racist Activist

Time: May 6, 2012 from 11am to 12:30pm
Location: First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
Street: 2125 Chestnut Street
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA 19103
Website or Map: http://www.philauu.org
Phone: 215-563-3980
Event Type: worship
Organized By: Moonstone Arts
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2012

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During the Sunday morning celebration of Dr. Martin R. Delany, we will be hearing from the nationally known speaker, Tim Wise, an anti-racist activist and writer.

Since 1995 he has lectured at over 600 college campuses across the US. He has trained teachers, corporate employees, non-profit organizations and law enforcement officers in methods for addressing and dismantling racism in their institutions.

Wise argues that racism in the United States is institutionalized, due to past overt racism and the ongoing effects of that past racism, along with current-day discrimination. Although he concedes that personal, overt bias is less common than in the past (or at least less likely to be openly articulated), Wise argues that institutions have been set up to foster and perpetuate white privilege, and that subtle, impersonal, and even ostensibly race-neutral policies contribute to racism and racial inequality today.

Tim is the author of:

  • Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White
  • Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male
  • Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority

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