Thursday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m., author, educator and anti-racism activist Tim Wise will speak at Trinity Episcopal School in Charlotte.
The event is free and open to the public.
Wise was asked to come speak in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) by Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison because of his tackling of racial privilege in public education and discussion of how racial profiling affects academic success in minority students.
His talk on Thursday will focus around racial disparities in schools, communities and religious institutions and how to challenge issues of racial privilege.
Because CMS invited Wise, it is recommended for education majors and those who hope to seek jobs in the school system to attend this event; however, because of the wide-spread nature of racism and Wise’s unlimited scope, anyone who will work with a diverse population in their future career should attend.
Through his speaking opportunities, Wise aims to have an audience of all races.
His talks center around not only racial profiling, but also of white denial of the issue and how the issue can be tackled.
Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on over 800 college and high school campuses, and to numerous community groups across the nation.
In addition to his success in the U.S., Wise has spoken internationally in Canada and Bermuda about the issues of comparative racism and racism in the labor market.
In addition to talks in schools and communities, Wise has conducted trainings with teachers, physicians, medical industry professionals, as well as corporate, government, entertainment law enforcement and military officials on how to combat the issue of racism in their professions.
Wise has written works on the challenges of racism in modern society including “White Like Me” and “Color Blind,” as well as his success in public speaking and racial advocacy throughout the country.