Join us for an afternoon with Tim Wise as he explores the importance of staying strong in difficult times, and committing to the struggle for justice, even when justice seems far away. Weaving social movement history with contemporary analysis, humor and storytelling, Wise provides practical tools for movement building, self-care, how to build effective coalitions, and how to avoid some of the pitfalls that occasionally befall organizers and activists in every generation. In this talk, Wise also examines the difference between systems of oppression and individuals who occasionally act in oppressive ways, and how to stay focused principally on the former, as a way to lessen the harms of both. Additionally, he explores the importance of “radical humility,” in movement work: recognizing our own mistakes, our own (often slow) process of becoming aware of injustices, and the recognition that we still have much to learn from one another. This presentation intends to help boost the resilience of those seeking a more just and equitable world, but who find themselves frustrated by the slow—and often backwards—pace of change.
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader, Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, and to community groups across the nation. Wise is the author of seven books, including his latest, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America and his highly acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. He is also the host of the popular bi-weekly podcast, Speak Out with Tim Wise. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs and is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN.
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