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Anti-racism activist to speak at Case on November 18

Photo: Tim WiseTim Wise, who has been called the “foremost white anti-racist intellectual in the nation,” will speak at Case Western Reserve University on Thursday, November 18 at noon in the Thwing Center Ballroom, 11111 Euclid Ave.

Wise, a social justice activist for over two decades, has trained labor, government, corporate and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions. In the early 1990s, he was the associate director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, the group credited by many with the political defeat of neo-Nazi David Duke.

He has spoken to groups in 46 states, has appeared at more than 300 college campuses, and has contributed essays about racial issues to several books. His writings are discussed in college courses around the country and have appeared in dozens of popular and professional journals. In addition, he has served as a consultant for federal discrimination cases.

The Office of the President and the Provost, The Case University Program Board, The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity and Thwing Center are sponsoring Wise’s lecture, which is part of the “Provost’s Hour” series. His topic is “Profit and Loss: White Privilege and its Consequences for Racial Equity and Justice.”

“We firmly believe that race and racism are issues that are often ignored as factors that contribute to the inequalities and injustices in our nation today. These are issues that need to be discussed openly in order for us to make progress in eliminating the inequalities and stereotypes that are common today,” read a statement from student event organizers about Wise’s appearance at Case.


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Case is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work.