Anti-racist speaker Tim Wise to lecture at UAB


Tim WiseRounding out the Free Food for Thought series from UAB's Multicultural and Diversity Programs, Tim Wise will speak on campus March 28.

Wise is known as an antiracist essayist, author, and educator. He has been named among "25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World."
The promise of a post-racial society is premature, Wise argues in his book Colorblind. This activist, who cut his teeth on the campus-based antiapartheid movement, observes that because race is still a key factor in American disparities, economic and otherwise, it demands head-on confrontation.
Wise has authored six books on race relations, including his acclaimed memoir White Like Me.

Tim Wise's interactive lecture at UAB is also part of the 50 Years Forward commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement. The event will take place Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in the HUC Great Hall. Admission is free.

And as with the other Free Food for Thought segments, if you're willing to listen and share your own opinions, you'll get free food.