March 1, 2019
Upper Gwinn Hall
Tim Wise’s talk, “The Politics of Fear in America,” will address how shootings of people of color are treated in the media and what Wise considers the politics of black outrage and white backlash. It will call for taking urgent measures towards justice and racial equality.
Tim Wise has spoken to audiences on over one-thousand college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country. The host of a new podcast, Speak Out with Tim Wise, he is also the author of seven books, including Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America, and his most well-known work, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. Wise has appeared on many news programs, including MSNBC Live and ABC’s 20/20.
After Wise’s presentation, a question-and-answer period will be led by faculty members Brian Bantum, Kimberly Segall, Carlene Brown, and Kevin Neuhouser.
A book-signing with Wise will take place after the program.