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Collaborators for Change: Ideas into Practice


Thank you!

Thank you to everyone in the campus community that made Collaborators for Change a great success. We look forward to the important work our diversity councils and commissions will complete in the coming year.

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2015 Theme: Ideas into Practice

Last year’s Collaborators for Change diversity summit presented best practices in diversity and inclusion to members of our campus’s diversity councils and commissions. This year we want to focus on how to turn these concepts and ideas into practice in our work and daily experiences. To that end, this year’s Collaborators for Change theme is “Ideas into Practice.”

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Advance registration is now closed. Please e-mail if you would like to attend. Walk-up registration is available on Friday, September 25th from 8-8:30am in the McClung Museum lobby.

Schedule and Map

The second annual Collaborators for Change summit will be held Friday, September 25, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


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The summit will begin with breakfast, poster sessions, and the keynote at the McClung Museum for Natural History and Culture. Concurrent sessions will be located in the College of Communication and Information Auditorium, Wolf Kaplan Center, and the Tennessee Terrace. The summit concludes with poster sessions and a luncheon at the Neyland Stadium Tennessee Terrace. Review the full schedule online or download schedule and map.

Session Descriptions

Presenters and session descriptions for our keynote and concurrent sessions are now available.

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Keynote Speaker


Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.
Our 2015 Keynote Speaker is Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., executive director of The Privilege Institute and the founder and program director of The White Privilege Conference.

Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in the world of academia, business, diversity, and community service. In 1996, Dr. Moore started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity and cultural competency trainings/workshops for K-12 schools, community organizations, businesses and colleges/universities all across the nation/world.

Dr. Moore has presented at national/international conferences focusing on issues of diversity, youth, community, education, cultural competency, leadership, white privilege and other forms of oppression. He is a dynamic, personal diversity consultant and public speaker. His presentations are interactive, fun, challenging, informative and practical. While doing all of this, he serves as the Director of Diversity at Brooklyn Friends School in Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Moore received his Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa.

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