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CHARLOTTE: Trinity Episcopal School Hosts An Evening with Tim Wise
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Understanding Racism & Racial Inequity

When: January 17th
7:00 PM
Where: Trinity Episcopal School
750 E 9th Street
Charlotte, North Carolina  28202
United States
Contact: Jessica Masanotti

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For Immediate Release: Trinity Episcopal School Hosts An Evening with Tim Wise: Understanding Racism & Racial Inequity

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Trinity Episcopal School Hosts An Evening with Tim Wise:

Understanding Racism & Racial Inequity

CHARLOTTE, NC - Trinity Episcopal School, in partnership with Mecklenburg Ministries, invites the public to hear from Tim Wise, prominent anti-racist writer and educator, as part of the School's annual Freedom Fete celebration Thursday, January 17, 7pm, in the School Gymnasium. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP at


As part of Trinity's 2012-13 Embracing Diversity Initiative, the School has set the stage for Wise's visit, continuing a conversation with its faculty, staff and the Charlotte community about racial inequity and social justice, that began with the founding of the School.


Named one of "25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World", Wise will discuss racial disparity in schools and provide steps for uprooting racism, privilege and institutional inequity. Wise has spoken on more than 800 college and high school campuses, in all 50 states and to community groups across the nation on issues of comparative racism, race and education, and religion and institutions. Wise has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, is a regular contributor to discussion about race on CNN, and author of six books, including White Like Me, which will be available for purchase and signing following the event.

Regarding Wise's visit, Trinity's Head of School, Tom Franz, commented, "We are pleased to offer a podium to Tim Wise and hope the Charlotte community will join us in this important conversation. Since our founding and as an Episcopal school, Trinity has been committed to sustaining a school community that reflects the racial, ethnic, religious and socio-economic diversity of Charlotte. We help our students develop cultural dexterity by exposing them to a diverse school community, by opening their eyes to the broader world through intentional curriculum, by challenging them with our service learning partnerships and by holding special events like this year's Freedom Fete."

For more information about Tim Wise, please visit For more information about Trinity Episcopal School and it's mission to create scholars, nurture spirituality and embrace diversity, visit

As part of Wise's visit to Charlotte:


>> Dismantling Racism

Mecklenburg Ministries, in partnership with Trinity, invites the public to attend their Clergy Lunch & Food for Thought event, featuring Tim Wise, Thursday, January 17, 11:30am-1:30pm.


The lunch and program will be held in the Covenant Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Lunch is $6 and includes soup, salad, entrée, dessert and drink. For more information, contact Maria Hanlin at


>> Exploring Identity

Charlotte area students & teachers will attend a Middle School Diversity Conference at Trinity Episcopal School Thursday, January 17, 8-11am.


Select Middle School students and teachers from around Charlotte will join Tim Wise and Trinity's Middle School students as they explore identity through a series of diversity workshops on Trinity's campus.


About Trinity Episcopal School

Founded in 2000, Trinity Episcopal School currently has 405 students enrolled and is the only K-8 independent school in Uptown Charlotte. Trinity has the distinct advantage of an "extended classroom" that includes Center City destinations like Discovery Place, ImaginOn and Urban Ministries.


The powerful combination of creating scholars, nurturing spirituality and embracing diversity enables us to inspire, develop and send forth the future leaders of tomorrow. For more information, schedule a tour of our beautiful Uptown campus, attend an open house or visit

Mecklenburg Ministries is a 501(c)(3) interfaith collaboration of congregations and their members that promotes interfaith relationship; fosters racial and ethnic understanding, and inspires collaboration to address social issues. Mecklenburg Ministries is celebrating 24 years of building bridges across Charlotte.

Creating Scholars, Nurturing Spirituality and Embracing Diversity in Charlotte's Center City

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