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WCTC to host diversity awareness virtual program featuring Tim Wise


PEWAUKEE, Wis. (Thursday, April 15, 2021) – On Wednesday, April 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Waukesha County Technical College’s Multicultural Resource Center will host the diversity awareness virtual program -- Challenging the Culture of Cruelty: Understanding and Defeating Race and Inequality in America.

The online event will feature anti-racism activist and writer Tim Wise, who was named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World” by Utne Reader. In his talk, taken from his book, “Under the Affluence,” Wise examines the ways in which American politics and culture serve to rationalize inequalities on the basis of class and race.

Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1500 college and high school campuses, and at hundreds of professional and academic conferences about issues of systemic racism and methods for dismantling racial inequity in their institutions. He has authored several books, has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, and is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN and MSNBC.

Waukesha County Technical College’s MRC is dedicated to strengthening cross-cultural communication, awareness and understanding through programs, events and leadership development, said Rolando DeLeón, MRC coordinator.

“The Multicultural Resource Center is focused on providing programming that promotes awareness on a variety of issues,” he said. “It is our hope to build a supportive environment in which all students and staff can develop a better understanding and appreciation for the multiculturalism in our community and beyond.”

>> To register for the Tim Wise event -- which is free and open to the public -- visit


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