Tim Wise

By Travis Gupton
Office of University Marketing and Communications

Tim Wise, a prominent anti-racist writer and anti-racist educator, will visit the University of Central Arkansas on Nov. 16-17 as an artist-in-residence.

Wise will host a public lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 on “Interest Convergence in a Time of Pandemic and Police Brutality: How COVID and Growing Authoritarianism Provide an Opening of Solidarity.” The lecture will be held in the Ida Waldran Auditorium and streamed to the UCA College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Facebook page, Facebook.com/CAHSSUCA. The lecture is free to the public.

A workshop for Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) is planned for 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16 in McCastlain Ballroom on campus and is titled “Not Giving Up: Maintaining Our Commitment to Justice in Unjust Times.”

Events scheduled for Nov. 17 include a student lecture at 9:25 a.m. on “Challenging the Culture of Cruelty: Understanding and Defeating Race and Class Inequity in America” and a faculty workshop at 12:15 p.m. titled “Beyond Diversity: Steps for Uprooting Racism, Privilege, and Institutional Inequity.” Both events will be held in McCastlain Ballroom.

Wise has led many anti-racism trainings in his time as an activist and author. He has trained corporate, government, entertainment, media, law enforcement, military and medical industry professionals in the U.S., Canada and Bermuda on different ways to dismantle racism from institutions.

Wise is the author of eight books including “Dispatches from the Race War,” which will be released in December.

All four events are co-sponsored by the UCA School of Communication, Feminist Union and the Division of Athletics’ Social Justice Committee.

The artist-in-residence program is funded by UCA’s arts fee and is administered by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. For more information about Wise and the program, visit uca.edu/communication/2020/.