Diversity Speaker Series: Tim Wise & Cedric King

Main Stage


Tim 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, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country. Wise has also trained corporate, government, entertainment, media, law enforcement, military, and medical industry professionals on methods for dismantling racial inequity in their institutions, and has provided anti-racism training to educators and administrators nationwide and internationally, in Canada and Bermuda.

Retired Master Sergeant Cedric King entered the United States Army in 1995. During his illustrious career, Master Sergeant King served and proved himself to be an exemplary soldier. He graduated from several distinguishing schools in the Army, including but not limited to the United States Army JumpMaster Course, the United States Army Pathfinder course, the Air Assault course, and the United States Army Ranger Course. He is also the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Purple heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, in addition to being a Four time Best Ranger Competition competitor. On July 25,2012 during his second tour in Afghanistan, Cedric was severely injured by an Improvised Explosive Device which caused him major internal injuries, permanent damage to his right arm and hand and the amputation of both of his legs.

This event is dedicated to Big Joe Burrell, with music by Paul Asbell.

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