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Anti-Racist Writer to Keynote Wesleyan Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

The Middletown community is invited to reserve free tickets to hear Tim Wise, who has said, "the vast majority of Americans are oblivious to the lived experiences of people of color," speak later this month.

anti-racial writer and educator Tim Wise
anti-racial writer and educator Tim Wise

The Middletown community is invited a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration keynote address by one of the world's leading anti-racist writers and educators Friday, Jan. 31, at 3:15 p.m. at Wesleyan University's Memorial Chapel.  

Tim Wise was named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader and has spoken in all 50 states, on over 800 college and high school campuses, and to community groups across the nation. 

There is a block of tickets reserved for the community to attend this event.  A community member may reserve two tickets. Tickets can be picked up the day of the event at will-call and specific information will be emailed to those that sign up.  

Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis at the Wesleyan website and when all tickets are reserved, the on-line form will be taken down.

Contact Diana Martinez at dmmartinez@wesleyan.edu with any questions.

Here are a couple samples of prior conversations on race and racism by Wise:

rachel gary January 08, 2014 at 08:49 AM
What day? And, where is the ticket website? (Also I think you mean anti-racism, not "anti-racial")
Cassandra Day January 08, 2014 at 09:02 AM
Tim Wise's biography (http://www.timwise.org/about) refers to him being "among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States." Thanks, Rachel, for catching the link disappearance. Here it is: http://wesleyan.edu/ccp/mlk.html
rachel gary January 08, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Yes, but in your article you refer to him as an "anti-racial" writer (which doesn't really make sense), not an "anti-racist" writer.
Cassandra Day January 08, 2014 at 10:28 AM
Whoops! Fixing that now
Joseph Berger February 04, 2014 at 05:32 PM
"Anti-racists" say there's a RACE problem. They say it'll be solved when non-Whites pour into ALL & ONLY White nations and "assimilate" to get a brown mixture. Genocide is the targeted destruction of a group- so this is GENOCIDE. If I object to my own GENOCIDE these "anti-racists" say I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews. They say they're anti-racist. What they are is anti-White. Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

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