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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

6th Annual - Leading Courageously for Racial Equity Conference

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6th Annual Leading Courageously for Racial Equity Conference

2018 5th Annual Leading Courageously for Racial Equity Conference
Created by: The Social Butterfly

The Department of Educational Leadership at Minnesota State University, Mankato has a big idea for education. Committed to positively affecting the students of color, our annual conference "Leading Courageously for Racial Equity" makes time for the courageous conversations about race and educational equity. Nationally recognized leaders share their insight, experience and strategies to elevate education for all students. Make time to join us and participate in this important mission.

Date: Minnesota State University, Mankato at Edina campus

Thursday, February 28th, 2019


Minnesota State University, Mankato at Edina
7700 France Avenue, South
Suite 501
Edina, MN 55435


8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


$200 (includes lunch)

Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker Dr. Eddie MooreWe are pleased to announce Dr. Eddie Moore will be delivering our keynote address:

"America is Changing: Are you Ready?"

Dr. Moore is recognized as one of the nation's top motivational speakers and educators, especially for his work with students K-16. His interview with Wisconsin Public Radio won the 2015 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association's Best Interview in Medium Market Radio, 1st Place, and he is featured in the film "Iā€™m not Racist...Am I?"

Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., currently serves as Director of The Privilege Institute (TPI) and The National White Privilege Conference (WPC), both founded under his direction to provide opportunities and possibilities for research, publications, speaking and collaborations by those committed to true social and institutional change. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa and under his direction and inclusive relationship model the White Privilege Conference has become one of the top national and international conferences for participants who want to move beyond dialogue and into action around issues of diversity, power, privilege, and leadership.

Session Speakers

Dr. Eddie Moore Jr

White Privilege: Getting In On the Conversations

with Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.

Marie Michael

Disrupting Racism and White Superiority By Nurturing Positive Racial Identity Development In the Elementary Classroom

with Marie Michael

Dion Crushshon

Developing Cultural Competencies In the Classroom Through Inquiry and Action

with Dion Crushshon

Jaylani Hussein

Understanding the Somali People

with Jaylani Hussein

Irene Stewart and STAR

STAR: Creating A New Generation of Racial Equity Leaders

with Irene Stewart & STAR

Cam Muata

SANKOFA: Using Your Past to Determine Your Present Purpose and Propel You Forward In Your Racial Equity Journey

with Cam Muata

Courtney Bell

The Social Responsibilities of Racially Oppressed School Leaders

with Courtney Bell

Black Male Wounded Healers

Overcoming by Word of Our Testimonies: Black ā€“ Male ā€“ Wounded Healers

A Spoken-Word Performance
Written and Composed by Dr. Timothy Berry
Performed by Dante Pirtle and Ron Collier
Set Design ā€“ Michael Berry

Be sure to register by Monday, February 25, 2019!

*Registration is required and is limited to the first 125 participants.


  • Cancellations must be made by 4:30 PM on Monday, February 25, 2019 for a refund to be issued.
  • To cancel, please contact us at