Raised white, writer-actor Michael Fosberg didn’t learn about his African-American biological father until he was in his 30s.
Fosberg kicks off the all-day Higher Education Diversity Summit (HEDS), Wednesday, April 11, at the Tivoli.
The annual summit is a tri-institutional conference designed to increase campus community understanding of and appreciation for multiple worldviews. Topics include inclusive excellence, cultural competency, ethnicity, privilege and class, religion and spirituality, gender and sexual identities, ageism, immigration and more.
Joining Fosberg and other presenters is keynote speaker, anti-racist writer Tim Wise, who will speak on, “They ‘Want Their Country Back’: Racial Nostalgia and White Anxiety in an Era of Change.” He will address how groups of white Americans, fearing changing social structures, are longing for a nostalgic, less-inclusive past. Wise is the author of six books, including the memoir, “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son,” and “Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority.”
The conference is free but space is limited. You can register online here.
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