Social Justice Series: “Lifting up our Communities” with Tim Wise on Thursday, April 12, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(Located in the CCC AC1-150 Forum Hall)
Don't miss, "Challenging the Culture of Cruelty: Understanding and Defeating Race and Class Inequity in America."
Tim Wise will examine the ways in which American politics and culture serve to rationalize inequalities on the basis of class and race. From the myth of “rugged individualism” to the racialized attacks on the nation’s poor, to the current opioid and mental health crisis, American ideology has long served to explain away inequity as a natural outcome of differential talent, effort or cultural attributes. But as Wise shows in this presentation, to believe that the poor and unemployed are to blame for their own plight, or that the rich deserve their positions and wealth is to believe in a pernicious and destructive lie that threatens the very heart of democracy and true equal opportunity.
Tim Wise is one of the country’s leading anti-racist writers and educators. Tim Wise has spent the last 25 years speaking to thousands of people and is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He is also the host of the new podcast, Speak Out with Tim Wise. Tim is the author of Under the Affluence; White Like Me; Dear White America; and Colorblind, among other titles.
This event is free and open to the public with free parking in student/unmarked stalls. Book signing to follow each presentation.
Questions: Gurdeep Herbert, Office of Student Success, Equity and Outreach | (559) 325-5378 | firstname.lastname@example.org