A prominent educator, anti-racist author and activist, Tim Wise was recently named one of the “25 Visionaries who are Changing the World,” by Utne Reader. To date, Tim has spoken in all 50 states and over 800 college and high school campuses, and for community groups. Internationally, he has lectured in Canada and Bermuda on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market.

The author of 6 books, his work has been featured in several popular, scholarly journals and books and on ABC’s 20/20. Recognized for his work, Tim received the 2001 British Diversity Award for best feature essay on race issues, and he is one of the featured individuals in White Men Challenging Racism: Thirty-Five Personal Stories by Duke University Press.

Other accomplishments include training teachers, corporate professionals, government, entertainment, military, law enforcement officials, and health care professionals on how to combat racial inequities. He has also served as a consultant for plaintiffs’ attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington.

Tim graduated from Tulane University where he received his bachelor’s degree. As an educator, he has worked with the Fisk University Race Relations Institute, Poynter Institute, and Smith College for Social Work. Additionally, he has served as Youth Coordinator and Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism and is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN.

On June 19-21, 2013, nearly 500 leading international academics, practitioners, and activists in the fields of restorative and racial justice traveled to Toledo, Ohio, for an important historic event – the Fourth National Restorative Justice Conference. As co-hosts and sponsors, Lourdes University and The University of Toledo Foundation were proud and excited to be part of this relevant and important event.

The conference was held at the hotel at UTMC.

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