For Immediate Release

Katja Sipple
University of Washington School of Law


Tim Wise and Booker Stallworth to debate the racial wealth divide

This week, we will once again honor the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. who struggled for racial equality. Although much has changed since King’s death, for many racial equality is still a dream that has not yet become reality.

To celebrate King’s legacy and promote awareness about the lingering effects of racism and injustice, The Black Law Students Association and The Federalist Society will host a spirited debate between Tim Wise and Booker Stallworth.

What: The Racial Wealth Divide: What’s the Cause? What’s the Solution? Should we even care?

When: Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005; 6 – 7:30 p.m.


Booker StallworthBooker Stallworth

Stallworth, a self-described conservative, is the communications director and a welfare policy analyst for the Evergreen Freedom Foundation, an Olympia, Wash.-based policy research organization dedicated to individual liberty, free enterprise and limited government. He also served as the former director of the Allegheny Institute’s School Choice Project, and worked as communications director for Freedom Alliance, where he appeared on numerous radio and TV shows.

Tim WiseTim Wise

Wise, “one of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation,” is a prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the United States. He has spoken to over 80,000 people in 47 states, provided anti-racism training to teachers nationwide, and talked to physicians and other professionals about racial inequities in health care. In September 2001, Wise served as adjunct faculty at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he trained journalists to eliminate racial bias in reporting. From 1999-2003, Wise was an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute, and in the early ‘90s he was associate director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, the largest group organized for the purpose of defeating neo-Nazi political candidate David Duke.


University of Washington School of Law
William H. Gates Hall,
Magnuson/Jackson Trial Courtroom, Room 138

This event is free and open to the public. Additional seating will be available in rooms 133 and 119.

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