What Does It Mean to Be "Colorblind?" Anti-Racist Author and Educator to Speak at LWTech


Leslie ShattuckExecutive Director/Executive Communications Officer(425) 739-8236

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Kirkland, WA – Examining pressing current issues in our society, Tim Wise will give a talk at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, February 23, titled “Colorblind: The rise of post-racial politics and the retreat from racial equity.” Wise, who scholar and philosopher Cornel West calls “A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown,” is among the nation’s most prominent antiracist essayists and educators.

Wise is the author of six books, including his just-released Culture of Cruelty: How America’s Elite Demonize the Poor, Valorize the Rich and Jeopardize the Future. He has spent the past 20 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on more than 1,000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the nation. He has also trained corporate, government, law enforcement and medical industry professionals on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions.

Wise’s talk is open to the public on Monday, February 23 at noon in the West Building, Room W404. Admission and parking are free. The talk is made possible with support from the LWTech’s Associated Student Government and LWTech Foundation.

For more information about Tim Wise visit: About Tim Wise and Essay Archive.

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in the state of Washington. LWTech offers 10 applied bachelor's degrees, 35 associate degrees, and 86 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.