White Like Me – Public lecture with Tim Wise

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A Talk By Internationally-Renowned Anti-Racist Author and Educator Tim Wise

Followed By a Panel Discussion with Local Representatives on the State of Intercultural Relations in Saskatoon.


Thursday, March 17

Doors @ 6:30pm | Talk @ 7:00pm

Third Avenue United Church

304 3rd Avenue North

Tickets $10 | $5 Student/Low Income

(No one turned away due to lack of funds)

Advance Tickets available at AIDS Saskatoon (1143 Ave F N) and

Turning the Tide Bookstore (525 11th St East)


You can now purchase tickets via Picatic. There is a $2 service fee for the General Admission tickets and a $1 service fee for the $5 Student/Low Income tickets. You can avoid service fees by purchasing your tickets in person from AIDS Saskatoon or from Turning the Tide Bookstore.

Wheelchair Accessible | Public Welcome

For information contact: timwisesaskatoon@gmail.com


In his lecture “White Like Me,”  Tim Wise shares a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the lives of white North Americans in every realm of daily life: employment, education, housing, criminal justice and elsewhere. Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits in relative terms, those who are “white like him.” Wise also discusses the ways in which racial privilege can harm whites in the long run and make progressive social change less likely. Wise weaves a narrative that is at once accessible and yet scholarly.


One of the Country’s Leading Anti-Racist Writers and Activists

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 has contributed essays to twenty-five books, and is one of several persons featured in White Men Challenging Racism: Thirty-Five Personal Stories (Duke University Press). 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 across the US, 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.

In summer, 2005, Wise served as an adjunct faculty member at the Smith College School for Social Work, in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he co-taught a Master’s level class on Racism in the U.S. In 2001, Wise trained journalists to eliminate racial bias in reporting, as a visiting faculty-in-residence at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.

From 1999-2003, Wise was an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute, in Nashville, and in the early ’90s he was Youth Coordinator and Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism: the largest of the many groups organized for the purpose of defeating neo-Nazi political candidate, David Duke.

Wise graduated from Tulane University in 1990 and received antiracism training from the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, in New Orleans.



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