Coming to Campus
- October 30, 2006
Coming to Campus is a section announcing visiting speakers of note.
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Publication will depend on space available, and preference will be given to events of interest to a cross-section of the University community.
Tim Wise to speak at School of Social Work
Tim Wise, anti-racist lecturer and author, will speak on "Disasters, Natural and Otherwise: Race, Class, and Hurricane Katrina" at the School of Social Work on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
The lecture will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Zachs Community Room. A reception beforehand, with the opportunity to meet Wise, will start at noon.
Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S.
He has spoken in 48 states and on more than 400 college campuses, and has provided anti-racism training to teachers, physicians, and other professionals nationwide.
His writings are taught at hundreds of colleges and have appeared in popular, professional, and scholarly journals.
Wise's interactive presentation will focus on the power of social injustice and will discuss strategies to address it.
He will place Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in historical context, and discuss how the systems of government and commerce in the United States regularly fail the poor and persons of color.
Wise is the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son (Soft Skull Press), and Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White (Routledge).
The event is open to the public, but guests are asked to R.S.V.P by calling 860-570-9295 or e-mailing: Joanne.Donati@uconn.edu.