Morning Keynote and Structural Equity Breakout
Terry Keleher is the Program Director of the Applied Research Center’s Racial Justice Leadership Action Network. With over thirty years of experience in leadership development, community organizing, popular education and strategic coaching, he provides racial justice training and consulting to organizations around the country.
Keleher coordinated the national ERASE Initiative (Expose Racism and Advance School Excellence) and he serves on the leadership team of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), a national network of white people organizing for racial justice. He is a contributing writer at Colorlines.com--the online daily news site on race, politics and culture--and he is a lead presenter for ARC’s Racial Justice Webinar Series.
Keleher has authored several reports on race and equity issues, including Leadership & Race: How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice, the Illinois Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity, and Facing the Consequences: An Examination of Racial Discrimination in U.S. Public Schools. He has also developed educational tools and curricula on racial justice such as the Racial Equity Impact Assessment Toolkit, the Green Equity Toolkit, and Justice by the People: Action Education Workshops for Community Safety and Police Accountability. He is a co-author of Work with Me: Intergenerational Conversations for Nonprofit Leadership, a publication of the National Council of Nonprofit Associations.
Keleher has served on the Illinois Editorial Forum and the Human Relations Advisory Committee for the 2040 Chicago Regional Plan. He was a co-founder of the National Organizer’s Alliance. He has testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the California Senate, and was a national recipient of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition’s Push for Excellence in Education Award.
Keleher is a certified executive coach through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and a graduate of the Results Management Program of Results/Support Seminars. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors.
He lives in Oak Park, Illinois with his eight-year-old son.
David Anderson, Ph.D.
David Anderson, Ph.D. is the founder and President of the BridgeLeader Network (BLN), one of the world’s leading authorities on building bridges across the deep divides of race, faith, culture and wealth. His work has brought hope and healing to communities, families and people in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
Wherever there is a divide, Anderson seeks to build a bridge through relevant and intelligent conversation. His insight, vision, and passion have made him a widely sought speaker, writer, and consultant for major national and international events and policy initiatives. He has appeared on ABC, FOX, BET, TBN and CSPAN television networks and has been interviewed on more than 2,000 radio stations worldwide.
Anderson is a bridge-building voice in the nation's capital as host of the daily radio talk show "Afternoons with Dr. David Anderson" on WAVA (105.1 FM) – the most-listened-to Christian talk station on the east coast and the second in the nation.
Anderson earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford Graduate School's American Centre for Religion and Society Studies in the US, while studying and defending his essays at Oxford University in England. He is a Fellow in the Oxford Society of Scholars for his post doctoral research on multicultural leadership. He also serves on the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Science and Evangelicals Advisory Committee.
As the founder and senior pastor of Bridgeway Community Church, Anderson reaches a dynamic, multicultural congregation of nearly 3,000 weekly attendees, from more than 42 different nations, located in Columbia, Maryland.
Anderson is the author of several books on race and diversity, including Letters Across the Divide, Multicultural Ministry, and the award-winning Gracism: The Art of Inclusion. In 2010 Anderson edited and co-authored the acclaimed Multicultural Ministry Handbook: Creatively Connecting to a Diverse World. His newest book, I Forgrace You: Doing Good to Those Who Have Hurt You is now available.
Anderson and his wife reside in Ellicott City, Maryland, with their
Internalized Images of One's Worth Breakout
Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D.
Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. She is founder and co-director of the United States S.E.E.D. Project on Inclusive Curriculum. She consults widely in the United States and throughout the world with college and school faculty who are creating more gender-fair and multicultural curricula.
In 1988, McIntosh published the ground-breaking article, White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work on Women’s Studies. This analysis and its shorter form, White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, has been instrumental in putting the dimension of privilege into discussions of gender, race, and sexuality in the United States. She has taught at the Brearley School, Harvard University, Trinity College, the University of Denver, the University of Durham, and Wellesley College.
McIntosh is co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute and has been consulting editor of Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women. She has consulted with women on twenty-two Asian campuses on the development of Women’s Studies programs, and in bringing materials from Women’s Studies into the main curriculum.
In addition to having two honorary degrees, she is the recipient of the Klingenstein Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership from Columbia Teachers College.
Her most recent publications are White Privilege: An Account to Spend, and White People Facing Race: Uncovering the Myths that Keep Racism in Place, both commissioned by the Saint Paul Foundation; and “Afterword” in Privilege and Prejudice: Twenty Years with the Invisible Knapsack, ed. by Karen Weekes, Cambridge Scholars Press, U.K., 2009.
Internalized Images of One's Worth Breakout
Hugh Vásquez, M.S.W.
Hugh Vásquez, M.S.W. joined the National Equity Project as a Senior Associate in January 2010 with responsibility of developing and expanding the leadership for equity work throughout the country. He was most recently the Executive Director of the San Francisco Education Fund, a nonprofit working to bring educational equity to public schools.
Vásquez has worked with hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals to address issues of race, gender, class and other social divisions and to create environments where youths and adults from all cultures are honored, valued, and respected. He is a presenter with Speak Out, a national organization providing top speakers on social justice topics.
Vásquez is a primary cast member in the award-winning film The Color of Fear and appeared with the rest of the cast on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He is also the lead facilitator in the film Skin Deep, a documentary on race relations with college students. Vásquez has co-authored the books No Boundaries: Unlearning Oppression and Building Multicultural Alliances and Making Allies, Making Friends: A Curriculum For Middle Schools, as well as published various articles on strengthening cultural roots and eliminating privilege systems.
Vásquez has a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Interpersonal Interactions Breakout
Charles Green, Ph.D.
Charles Green, Ph.D. teaches psychology at Hope College. He also directs the Phelps Scholars Program, a diverse group of first-year students who live together in community and learn about race and culture in the contemporary age.
Green has a B.A. in Psychology and Communication from Trevecca College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Florida.
He and his wife live in Holland and worship at New Community Fourth Reformed Church.
Interpersonal Interactions Breakout
Lorna Hernandez-Jarvis, Ph.D.
Lorna Hernandez-Jarvis, Ph.D. is a psychology professor at Hope College. She teaches several courses on cultural diversity and psychology and also serves as the Director of General Education and Interdisciplinary Studies.
She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Akron, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Kent State University. Her research interests have led to several professional publications in the area of language development, bilingualism and bilingual education, as well as acculturation and immigration issues and psychological well-being among Latinos.
Hernandez-Jarvis has lived in Holland for 19 years and has served on several Boards and committees of public schools, as well as multicultural and Latino organizations.
Institutional Inclusion Breakout
Abe Carrillo, M.B.A.
Abe Carrillo, M.B.A. is the Director of Inclusiveness and Diversity at Herman Miller, Inc., where he is responsible for driving the company's inclusiveness strategy. This includes leading the supplier diversity program, implementing diverse talent and workplace strategies, and deepening the understanding of the diverse global markets.
Carrillo earned his Business Administration degree from Grand Valley State University and MBA from Western Michigan University.
He currently serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Latin Americans United for Progress, a Holland nonprofit organization focused on youth development and adult education; as board member for Hello West Michigan, a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit focused on recruiting top talent to West Michigan; and as board member for the National Hispanic Corporate Council.
He resides in Hudsonville with his wife and their three children.
Andre Daley, M.Div.
Andre Daley, M.Div. is the Associate Executive Director at the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance, where he is responsible for assisting organizations in all social sectors through the challenges of navigating today's diverse social environment and facilitating the Institute for Racial Healing.
Born on the island of Jamaica, Daley immigrated to the United States at the age of 15. He is an experienced retreat planner, workshop leader, and speaker on the subjects of diversity, community ministry, and the changing church.
Daley was a contributor to the Communities First workbook series on community ministry. He developed several tools for use by organizations seeking to address issues of diversity and racial equity. He is versed in asset-based community development, mentoring with at-risk youth, and other community development tools. He started the nonprofit Grand Rapids Dreams in 2006. He has also written several articles and curricula on multiracial approaches to community and organizational development.
Daley has a B.A. in Psychology from City College of New York and a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Seminary.
He lives in Grand Rapids with his wife and two boys.
Institutional Inclusion Breakout
Sarah Salguera is the Program Director for the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance where she is responsible for running diversity education initiatives, facilitating the Institute for Racial Healing, managing the Calling All Colors Program, supervising the Migrant Mentoring Program and teaching Spanish classes. She joined the Diversity Alliance in 2008 following her work with nonprofit organizations in Nicaragua and with migrant and seasonal farm workers in the US.
Salguera has a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from the University of Dayton.
She is originally from the lakeshore area and lives in Holland with her husband and their two-year-old son.