Saturday, February 03, 2007

Tim Wise to speak in Elgin

Tim Wise, an anti-racism activist and speaker hailed as one of the nation's most courageous critics of white privilege, will speak at Elgin Community College on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Wise will give presentations at 9:30 and 11 a.m., and 7 p.m. in the Advanced Technology Center Auditorium on ECC's Main Campus, at 1700 Spartan Drive. The presentations are free and open to the public.

Wise is the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son and Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White. He also is hailed as "one of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation" by best-selling author and professor Michael Eric Dyson.

Wise also will be featured during a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in the Fox Valley University and Business Center dining room. Cost of the luncheon is $10 per person and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, call Lonnie Keeler at 847-214-7014.

Wise's visit is sponsored by the college's Multicultural and Global Initiatives Committee (MAGIC), the Black Students' Association (BSA) and the Student Life Office.

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