2001 Lakeshore Summit on Racism

Keynote Speakers

Rachelle Hood-Phillips, Chief Diversity Officer of Advantica, parent company to Denny's Restaurants

Greg Williams,
Dean of Ohio State University's law school and author of the award-winning book: Life on the Color Line

Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr.,
co-founder and current president of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute, Inc., Chicago.

Break-Out Sessions

Workshops focused on business, government, education, community, religion, health care, and media. Participants, with assistant from a multi-ethnic group of facilitators, identified barriers to racial inclusion, designed strategies to overcome those barriers, and made a personal commitment to help carry out the strategies in the following year.


Brooks Family
Holland Community Hospital
Macatawa Bank
Magna Donnelly

Bank of Holland
City of Holland
Davenport University
H. J. Heinz Company Foundation
Haworth, Inc.
Huntington National Bank

Bradford Paper Company
Cascade Engineering, Inc.
Christ Community Church
Christ Memorial Church
Fifth Third Bank
Heinz North America
Holland/Zeeland Catholic Community
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Varnum Law, LLP
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP