11-08-2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sanctuary


 

UUCB’s 2019 LAWRENCE LECTURER:  TIM WISE

Noted among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the U.S., Tim Wise will be the Lawrence Lecturer for 2019 on November 8th, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley. Wise has been speaking to audiences nationally and internationally for 25 years; and he is the host of the podcast “Speak Out with Tim Wise.” The author of seven books, including his latest, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America, Wise’s highly-acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, was recently updated and re-released. He appears regularly on CNN and MSNBC, and was featured on 20/20 in 2007. He has been featured in several documentaries, including the 2013 Media Education Foundation release, “White Like Me: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America.” The film, which he co-wrote and co-produced, has been called “A phenomenal educational tool in the struggle against racism,” and “One of the best films made on the unfinished quest for racial justice,” by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva of Duke University, and Robert Jensen of the University of Texas, respectively. Wise also appeared alongside legendary scholar and activist Angela Davis in the 2011 documentary, “Vocabulary of Change,” in which they discussed the connections between issues of race, class, gender, sexuality and militarism, as well as inter-generational movement building and the prospects for social change. He is a graduate of Tulane University.

Contact:  Camille Parker

(510) 778-8971, camilleparker@comcast.net

Rooms are reserved from 1:00 PM to 10:30 PM.

WHEN:  Friday, November 8, 2019

WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley

One Lawson Road, Kensington www.uucb.org

TIME:  7 ‘til 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00!)

TICKETS:  uucb.brownpapertickets.com  or at the door

PRICE:  $20 for adults; $10 for students

No one turned away for lack of funds.