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The Root: Racism and Privilege in America

The CSRD is proud to bring in Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. - one of the most dynamic thinkers on contemporary race relations and inter-group dialogue - to address "The Root" causes and impacts of systemic racism in America.


The Root: Understanding Racism, Privilege & Power (Lecture)

Friday, September 9, 2016  |  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Mesa Community College  |  1520 S. Longmore, Mesa

Learn about race and racism from the historical perspective to its daily impact on American society. Engage in a comprehensive exploration of racism - including privilege, bias and power dynamics - that will foster critical thinking, increase awareness, and encourage solution-oriented change.

Examining the Root:  Racism, Privilege, Leadership & Action (Workshop)

Saturday, September 10, 2016  |  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kirk Student Center, Mesa Community College  |  1822 W. Southern Ave., Mesa

This full-day workshop will move beyond foundational understandings and provide an opportunity for a more in-depth examination of what racism and privilege are, their functions, why they persist, and how these systems can be undone. Participate in discussions about leadership, community organizing and action, and network with peers.



Eddie Moore, Jr., Ph.D., has achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege and leadership trainings and workshops, and is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and educators.  Dr. Moore is the Founder and Program Director of the White Privilege Conference (WPC), one of the top national and international conferences addressing issues related to privilege and power in America, and in 2014 he expanded on this work with the creation of The Privilege Institute.


Moore served as an academic professional at Loras College, Cornell College, and Central College where his work focused on diversity and intercultural life.  He has served as the Director of Diversity at the Brooklyn Friends School and The Bush School, and has authored and edited numerous publications.  Moore received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Education Leadership where his research focused on black football players at division III schools in the Midwest. 

Location & Directions:

Lecture: Friday, September 9, 2016  |  6:30 p.m.

Peforming Arts Center  |  Mesa Community College
1520 S. Longmore  Mesa, AZ 85202

The Peforming Arts Center is located on the southeast corner of campus on S. Longmore Street.  For driving directions, click on the map button below and then select "Directions," or contact our office.


Interactive Workshop:  Saturday, September 10, 2016  |  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kirk Student Center - Navajo Room  |  Mesa Community College
1833 W. Southern Ave.  Mesa, AZ 85202

The Kirk Student Union is located in the center of the MCC campus.  For driving directions, click on the map button below and then select "Directions," or contact our office.


Parking is Mesa Community College is FREE and you may park in any space that is not blocked off, marked as reserved, or employee parking.  The South Parking Lot is the closest to the Performing Arts Center and the Kirk Student Cetner is accessible by all lots, however the East Lot offers the most direct route.  Review the parking map all parking locations.  

Headshot of Eddie Moore Jr.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 6:30pm to Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 9:00am

Mesa Community College
(See the program description for the specific location for the lecture & workshop.)