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Tim Wise Presents GSEP Dean's Distinguished Lecture
Tim Wise, who is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States, will present "Beyond Diversity: Challenging Racism in an Age of Backlash" Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in Room 203 at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus (reservations required). The lecture will also be broadcast to the Encino campus (Room D) and Irvine campus (Room 235).
Wise, who was named one of "25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World," by Utne Reader in 2010, has spoken in all 50 states of the U.S., on more than 800 college and high school 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 six books, including Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority and White Like Me (updated and re-released), both of which will be available for purchase and signing.
This lecture and Q&A will heighten the awareness of the harmful effects of racism and privilege. Wise will delineate the difference between individual prejudice and institutional bias and how stereotypes impact daily decision making.
As a Pepperdine student, faculty or guest, come learn actual strategies to implement within your clinical practice, educational institution, or employment setting. These topics are essential for creating equality in a multicultural competent society.
For more information, visit the GSEP Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series Web site.