Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.
Dr. Moore, a national leader in challenging white supremacist systems of privilege and power since 1999, is best known for founding and directing the White Privilege Conference (WPC), now in its 19th year. Additionally, he founded America & Moore Consulting, The Privilege Institute, and the online journal Understanding and Dismantling Privilege. Dr. Moore co-edited the books Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories, The White Women’s Guide to Teaching Black Boys, and is currently working on The White Woman’s Guide to Teaching Black Girls. In May 2018, Dr. latest project WPC-Global will be launched.
Presentations from Facing Race 2018
Why do racial tensions drive our communities and families apart? How can they be used instead as community- and relationship- building moments? In the current, polarized political landscape, an opportunity exists to deepen understanding and spur action. This interactive session explores how today’s headline stories relate to the historic impacts power, privilege, and oppression have on everyday thoughts and behaviors. We’ll examine white supremacy as an embedded philosophy that permeates U.S. structures, systems, and narrative. Finally, we’ll introduce our 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge, a tool designed to develop skills and insights for effective personal, community, and institutional transformation. Dr. Moore’s work to quickly and effectively explain white supremacy’s self-perpetuating abilities offers participants a power analysis model adaptable to any institution. Debby Irving’s personal storytelling through media and everyday images of whiteness offers participants insight to the complex mechanics of the human brain on white supremacy, illuminating the power of whiteness to distort narrative and reproduce dominant attitudes and behaviors. The combination of Dr. Moore’s white supremacist power analysis and Debby’s drama-free explanation of her “good person” white supremacist upbringing, invites participants to make powerful connections between his/her/their own internalized oppression/dominance with the larger systems, structures, and national beliefs that hold it all in place. The 21-Day tool offers participants an action plan that integrates knowledge building, self-awareness development, skill-building, community connections, and action aimed at outsmarting whiteness and disrupting the everyday consumption and performance of white supremacy at the personal, interpersonal, institutional, and ideological levels.Speakers: Debby Irving, Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.