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Anti-racism speaker Wise to visit UNR
by Tribune Staff
Feb 23, 2012 | 843 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno and the Washoe County School District have partnered to bring anti-racist speaker Tim Wise to the community on Feb. 29.

Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Recently named one of “25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World” by Utne Reader, Wise has spoken in 49 states, on more than 600 college campuses and to community groups across the nation. He has also lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion and racism in the labor market.

Wise is the author of five books, including his latest, “Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity.”

Although the event is free, a ticket is required for entry and must be picked up in advance. The event is at 7 p.m. on Feb. 29 in the ballrooms of the Joe Crowley Student Union. Tickets can be obtained from the WCSD Diversity and Equity Office by calling 789-3438 or from the university’s Center for Student Cultural Diversity on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union by calling 784-4936. Doors for the event open at 6:15 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m. Self-paid parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Complex, north of Lawlor Events Center.

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