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Eddie Moore Jr.

Eddie Moore Jr.

November 2009

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

St. Norbert College will host the 29th annual statewide conference on equity and multicultural education later this month.

“Empowering Student Leaders: Embracing Diversity and Social Justice” is set for Thursday, Nov. 19.

Keynote speaker on diversity, privilege, oppression and leadership
Eddie Moore Jr., director of diversity at The Bush School in Seattle and founder of the White Privilege Conference, will lead this year’s keynote session. He will speak on “Diversity, Privilege, Oppression and Leadership: Are We Making Any Progress in the 21st Century?”

Other presentations include sessions on ableism, experiences in humanitarian work for immigrants on the Arizona border, the elimination of Native American logos and mascots from schools, and ways to create effective school diversity clubs.

Bola Delano-Oriaran (Education) is the president-elect of the Wisconsin State Human Relations Association, which is sponsoring the event. She 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 Nov. 19 conference is aimed at college and high school students, as well as educators.

The Wisconsin State Human Relations Association supports and promotes the development of educational programs in the state of Wisconsin that recognize and value human diversity.

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.

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