Alum to speak on diversity and leadershipAugust 25, 2011
Eddie Moore Jr. ’89 will speak in King Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 1 about “21st Century Leadership and Diversity: Are We Ready?”
Moore has pursued and achieved success in the world of academia, business, diversity and community service. After graduating from high school, he received a BA in Political Science from Cornell College, where athletics opened the door to playing more football. However, he eventually figured out educational excellence was the key to continued success, access and progress. After Cornell, he returned to Florida to work as a social worker and a high school teacher and coach for a short time. Eventually, a passion for coaching football brought him back to the Midwest, where he earned a MA in Education Administration from Loras College.
He gradually became more involved in community organizing, service and diversity education. Moore facilitated parenting classes, and organized community forums addressing issues of religion and race, racism and the law, interracial dating, affirmative action, spanking/disciplining kids and many more. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC in order to provide comprehensive diversity and cultural competency trainings/workshops for schools, community groups and businesses. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Education: Social Foundations in May 2004.
Additionally, he’s the founder/program director for the white privilege conference (www.uccs.edu/wpc). He continues to provide diversity training/workshops/keynotes for conferences, schools (K-12), colleges/universities, businesses and city governments/organizations. While doing all of this, serves the Director of Diversity at The Bush School in Seattle, WA (www.bush.edu).
He has facilitated diversity training sessions for many different K-12 schools, community organizations, businesses and colleges/universities all across the nation/world. Moore has presented at national/international conferences focusing on issues of diversity, youth, community, education, cultural competency, leadership, white privilege and oppression. His presentations are interactive, fun, challenging, informative and practical.
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