2008 Lakeshore Region Summit on Racism


Keynote Speakers

George Herrera
Entrepreneur, corporate board member, former head of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
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David Rusk Consultant, researcher, author, speaker, internationally renowned expert on urban policy.
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Specialty Breakout Sessions

Elected Officials Reflect on David Rusk's Presentation
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Diversity Alliance CEO Advisory Council
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Breakout Sessions

Best Business Practices
Learn from company leaders the best practices on integrating diverse work teams to create and sustain optimal employee engagement in the work place. Examine how diverse work teams help to foster a higher level of creativity and benefit the organization’s bottom line.
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Space & Race: Contemporary Issues
Explore ways communities separate themselves on the basis of class, national origin and race. Compare contemporary attitudes of race to those of the last couple of generations. Examine the impact of self-segregation and institutional-segregation on our communities.
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Immigration in West Michigan
Why is immigration such a controversial issue? Separate facts from fiction in the immigration controversy, explore the impact on the immigrants in West Michigan, and explore how immigrants contribute to a healthy community in the Lakeshore region.
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Diversity in Education
Explore the value of an educational system which reflects our interconnected world. Identify the significant benefits of a diverse school community for all students and the high price society pays for segregated schools.
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Models for Ministry: Faith Communities Making a Difference
Explore different models of how faith communities can work for inclusion. From neighborhood initiatives to regional interfaith networks, people of faith can play an essential role in building a more just and inclusive community.
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