Black and Brown Summit

Reviving Our Roots Through Courageous Conversations

Each Monday in November, 2020, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. via Zoom

Black & Brown Presents:
White-Identified Males Advocating for Change!

A two-day summit for White-Identified males advocating for change. This summit will be held on Nov. 16 and Nov. 30. Register Below ↓

November 16

11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Login
11:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Welcome
12:00 - 2:15 p.m. Keynote: Dr. Derek Greenfield
Allyship is a Verb, Not a Noun: The Time is Now for Action

In this highly interactive keynote presentation, participants will gain insight into the roles and responsibilities of White allies/accomplices in the movement for social justice and equity. The presenter will challenge and encourage participants to explore their own identities and potential biases, in order to become more knowledgeable, thoughtful, and effective partners. Participants can expect to real strategies for immediately implementation plus work collaboratively to identify their own approaches for making a difference during this critical time.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Closing

Speaker Bio

Dr. Derek Greenfield

Dr. Derek Greenfield is a visionary speaker, consultant, and thought leader dedicated to inclusive excellence and positive change. With his dynamic and interactive approach, creative ideas, track record of success, and sense of humor, Dr. Greenfield has become a highly requested presenter across the globe. His powerful keynotes and workshops on issues such as diversity and inclusion, motivation, team building, student development, innovative pedagogy, and hip-hop culture have been featured at a wide range of conferences, companies, and colleges.

November 30

Additional agenda details coming soon

Keynote: Kevin Gannon
Watch Whiteness Work: Race and Power in the US

How has race, and in particular whiteness, operated in US history? Many of the answers to this question are in front of our proverbial noses, yet all too often remain hidden when we talk about equity, inclusion, and power. This session will offer some examples of how that "hidden-ness" does damage to all of us, and some provocations to spur us in dismantling the structures of inequality and injustice that have been built around all of us.

Speaker Bio

Kevin Gannon

Kevin Gannon is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Professor of History at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. He is the author of Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto, published in April, 2020, as part of the Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series from West Virginia University Press. He is a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education, and his work has also appeared in outlets such as Vox, CNN, and The Washington Post. In 2016, he appeared in the Oscar-nominated documentary 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay. You can find Kevin online at his blog,, and on Twitter: @TheTattooedProf.


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