Anti-racism activist to speak on campus

For Immediate Release:  Sept. 12, 2016

BLOOMSBURG—Tim Wise, an internationally acclaimed anti-racism activist, writer and educator, will speak on understanding and defeating race and class inequality in America on Monday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall.

Wise has spoken on more than 1,000 college and high school campuses in all 50 states. He is the author of seven books that explore the topic of racism in America. His most recent books include, “Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America” and “Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority.”

Wise, who graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, received his anti-racism training from the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. He has contributed to over 25 essays and has been featured in popular journals such as The Huffington Post and The Root. He regularly appears on CNN and has been featured on ABC’s “20/20.”

Wise’s visit and presentation are sponsored by BU’s Multicultural Center, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Greek Affairs, Women’s Resource Center, Frederick Douglass Institute, LGBTA Resource Center, LGBTA Commission, and Campus-Wide Committee on Human Relations.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.