2022-2023 Diversity Speaker Series: Cedric King & Tim Wise


Cedric King

In this Keynote, Cedric takes us back to Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Cedric details what the falling of those two towers ultimately meant to him, his military unit, and ultimately his impending future in becoming a double amputee. Master Sergeant (ret) King will leave attendees inspired to serve in whatever capacity they can to create better families, communities and a better Nation! 

Retired Master Sergeant Cedric King entered the United States Army in 1995. During his illustrious career, Master Sergeant King served proved himself to be an exemplary soldier graduating from several distinguishing schools in the Army, including but not limited to: the United States Army Jumpmaster Course, United States Army Pathfinder course, Air Assault course, The United States Army Ranger Course. He is also the recipient of the Bronze Star, the Purple heart, the Meritorious Service Medal and is 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.

Tim Wise

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.

Date & Tickets

Friday, April 28, 2023 NEW DATE: September 29, 2023
Flynn Center

Burlington, VT


The program is dedicated to Big Joe Burrell with musical tribute by Paul Asbell.