- Monday - Intercultural Competence
- Tuesday - Sustainability
- Wednesday - Political Awareness
- Thursday - Hunger and Homelessness
- Friday - Reflection
Monday - Intercultural Competence
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Knutson Campus Center Atrium
Intercultural Awareness at Concordia
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
King Intercultural Center ^ Tea House
Discussion with Tim Wise: Rethinking Privilege: It's not so Black and White
Hosted by Andrew Lindner, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Where does privilege play a role in your lives as students? Come listen to leading anti-racism educator, advocate and author, Tim Wise as he leads a small group discussion on race and class.
Knutson Campus Center Centrum
Lecture by Tim Wise: “They ‘Want Their Country Back’: Racial Nostalgia and White Anxiety in an Era of Change”
This presentation will explore how large numbers of white Americans, anxious over social, political, economic and cultural changes underway in the nation, have fallen prey to a politics of resentment and backlash, led by the Tea Party movement and given voice by right-wing media commentators and political figures. This backlash is characterized by calls for "taking the country back" to a nostalgic past, which these forces feel has been lost thanks to "big government," immigration, and the changing demographic face of the U.S. Although the racial roots of the backlash are denied by many, in this speech, Tim Wise demonstrates the explicit and implicit racial components of the growing conservative narrative, and demonstrates the dangers of that narrative -- and the political agenda that comes with it -- for all Americans.
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Recently named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader, Wise has spoken in 49 states, on over 600 college campuses, and to community groups across the nation. Wise is the author of six books, including his just published Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority. See full bio at www.timwise.org