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Virtual Event – Tim Wise
February 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Magic City Books is proud to welcome Tim Wise for a virtual author program in celebration of his new book, Dispatches from the Race War.
Tim Wise, whom 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. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences throughout North America, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of conferences, and to community groups across the nation about methods for dismantling racism.
This free event will be hosted on the Zoom platform and Facebook Live. To register in advance for the Zoom event, please visit: https://magiccitybooks.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ht5JMYc2QECtvpWVarDTaw.
After you register, you will receive an email with instructions about how to join the event on Thursday February 4, 2021 at 7:00 CST.
Dispatches from the Race War is available at Magic City Books or you can order online: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/dispatches-from-the-race-war/392.
About Dispatches from the Race War:
In this collection of essays, renowned social-justice advocate Tim Wise confronts racism in contemporary America. Seen through the lens of major flashpoints during the Obama and Trump years, Dispatches from the Race War faces the consequences of white supremacy in all its forms. This includes a discussion of the bigoted undertones of the Tea Party’s backlash, the killing of Trayvon Martin, current day anti-immigrant hysteria, the rise of openly avowed white nationalism, the violent policing of African Americans, and more.
Wise devotes a substantial portion of the book to explore the racial ramifications of COVID-19, and the widespread protests which followed the police murder of George Floyd.
Concise, accessible chapters, most written in first-person, offer an excellent source for those engaged in the anti-racism struggle. Tim Wise’s proactive approach asks white allies to contend with–and take responsibility for–their own role in perpetuating racism against Blacks and people of color.
Dispatches from the Race War reminds us that the story of our country is the history of racial conflict, and that our future may depend on how–or if–we can resolve it. “To accept racism is quintessentially American,” writes Wise, “to rebel against it is human. Be human.”
Tim Wise is the author of seven previous books, including Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America and has been featured in several documentaries, including “The Great White Hoax: Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America,” and “White Like Me: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America.” Wise is one of five persons–including President Barack Obama–interviewed for a video exhibition on race relations in America, featured at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.
His media presence includes dozens of appearances on CNN, MSNBC and NPR, feature interviews on ABC’s 20/20 and CBS’s 48 Hours, as well as videos posted on YouTube, Facebook and other social media platforms that have received over 20 million views. His podcast, “Speak Out with Tim Wise,” features bi-weekly interviews with activists, scholars and artists about movement building and strategies for social change.