Mid-Day Keynote-Infinite Hope with Deliberate Effort
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Sat
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1500 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country. He has trained corporate, government, education, entertainment, media, law enforcement, military, and medical industry professionals on methods for dismantling racial inequity in their institutions. Wise is the author of nine books, including his forthcoming, Dispatches from the Race War (December 2020 from City Lights Books). Other books include Under the Affluence, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority and Colorblind (all from City Lights Books); his highly-acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, (recently updated and re-released by Soft Skull Press); Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White; Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male; and Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs and is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN and MSNBC.