A. Wade Smith Memorial Lecture

2012 A. Wade Smith Lecture on Race Relations

Please visit https://connect.asu.edu/p7v7zk1o5dd/ to hear the lecture.

Public Lecture followed by book signing

*There are no tickets for the event and no RSVP is required. Seating is limited and doors will open at 5:30 p.m.*

Tim 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 over 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 White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son; Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White; Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male; Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama, and his latest, Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity.

He received the 2001 British Diversity Award for best feature essay on race issues, and his writings have appeared in dozens of popular, professional and scholarly journals.

Wise has provided anti-racism training to teachers nationwide, and has conducted trainings with physicians and medical industry professionals on how to combat racial inequities in health care. He has also trained corporate, government, entertainment, military and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions, and has served as a consultant for plaintiff’s attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State.


2012 A. Wade Smith Lecture on Race Relations: STUDENT SESSION

The Center for the Study of Race & Democracy, in conjunction with the A. Wade Smith Memorial Lecture on Race Relations, will host a student-oriented session with Tim Wise that will precede Wise's speech for the A. Wade Smith Memorial Lecture later that evening. Students of all levels, from undergraduate to graduate and professional, are invited to attend.


Neeb Hall, ASU Tempe campus