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Dr. Eddie Moore to speak at Hartnell College about White Privilege

February 28th, 2007

Hartnell College presents Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., director of diversity at The Bush School in Seattle, Washington, as its 2007 Diversity Series speaker on Friday, March 2, in Steinbeck Dining Hall on the main campus in Salinas.

Dr. Moore’s speech, "White Privilege," will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. The entire program, including lunch, lasts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Al Grainger, Black Student Union advisor at Hartnell, attended a speech by Moore last year. "It was great," Grainger said. "Dr. Moore will make you reach down inside yourself and ask questions you’ve never asked yourself before."

Moore earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Cornell College, his master’s degree from Loras College, and a Ph.D. in educational policy and leadership studies from the University of Iowa. He founded the White Privilege Conference, a high-level diversity conference dealing with issues of white privilege and oppression.

Moore also is the founder and CEO of America & MOORE Research and Consulting, a company that provides diversity and cultural competency training. A frequent speaker to school and university groups, Moore also holds workshops on equity and justice. He has contributed chapters to two books, Brothers of the Academy: Up and Coming Black Scholars Earning Our Way in Higher Education, and Retaining African Americans in Higher Education: Challenging Paradigms for Retaining Students, Faculty and Administrators, both edited by Lee Jones.

Moore’s presentation, sponsored by the Black Student Union, is free, but an RSVP is required for lunch by calling (831) 755-6715 or 210-5449.