St. Norbert College to host statewide equity and multicultural education conference

Thursday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, October 20, 2009
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

St. Norbert College will host the 29th annual Statewide Equity and
Multicultural Education Conference on "Empowering Student Leaders:
Embracing Diversity and Social Justice" on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. in the F. K. Bemis International Center.

Bola Delano-Oriaran, assistant professor of education at St. Norbert College
and president-elect for the Wisconsin State Human Relations Association,
says, "This conference is an opportunity to learn and discuss some
institutional inequities within our society. Attendees will be able to transfer
the knowledge acquired to their day--to-day lives, school and work setting."
The conference primarily targets college and high school students, as well as
educators.

This year's keynote session will be led by Eddie Moore, Jr. director of
diversity at The Bush School in Seattle, Wash., and founder of the White
Privilege Conference. He will speak on "Diversity, Privilege, Oppression, and
Leadership: Are We Making Any Progress in the 21st Century?"

For additional information, contact Bola Delano-Oriaran at (920) 403-3229 or
at bola.delano-oriaran@snc.edu.

The Wisconsin State Human Relations Association exists to support and
promote the development of educational programs in the state of Wisconsin
that recognize and value human diversity. The association seeks to promote
the concept of cultural pluralism in our schools and in our society, and to
facilitate change in educational institutions in order to foster respect for the
rights of human beings, human dignity and the promotion of human equity.

The Wisconsin State Human Relations Association was established in 1981 by
educators in elementary, secondary and post secondary institutions. With
the assistance of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the
association has promoted the concept of multicultural education through
conferences, workshops, a newsletter, and participation in state and national
forums on teacher education and cultural diversity.