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Author/Activist to Address Racism in the Age of Obama

Tim Wise, a renowned anti-racist writer and activist, will present Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama as part of the Critical Race Theory Speaker Series at Duquesne University.

Wise has trained teachers and corporate, government, media, entertainment, military and law officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions. He also has consulted for plaintiff’s attorneys in federal discrimination cases.

An award-winning author whose works have appeared in numerous popular, professional and scholarly journals, Wise has taught at the Smith College School of Social Work and was an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute. He is the author of Between Barack and a Hard Place: Challenging Racism, Privilege and Denial in the Age of Obama, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son and Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White.

The event is co-sponsored by Duquesne University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research, as well as the Race and Reconciliation Group of Saint Paul Cathedral Parish. In addition, it has received support from the Pittsburgh branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

When: Thursday, Oct. 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: 4th Floor Ballroom, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.

Information: The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email yancy158@duq.edu or call 412.396.6500.

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