Tim Wise

Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States, and the author of 6 books, including White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, and his latest, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, which examines rising white anxiety in an increasingly multicultural nation.

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

Changing the Conversation on Race

Racial justice groups have to fight the dominant narratives about race that currently exist in society and the media. Most stories have a narrative arc that focuses on individual racism and intention, resulting in a debate that puts too much emphasis on the individual and continues to hide structural racism. To make an impact, we have to grapple with and shift those narratives. This workshop will help people understand what a frame is, how it relates to the message, why stories are important to framing, and will expose participants to some framing approaches.

Speakers: Rinku Sen, Maya Wiley, Tim Wise, Milly Hawk Daniel