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WPC 17 Keynotes

Bryant K. Smith
Inspirational speaker, author and educator. Founder and creator of "The Remix Hip Hop Leadership Institute"

Jasiri X with: Yusef Salaam from Central Park Five
Founder, 1Hood Media, emcee, artist and community activist

Jim Loewen
Sociologist, historian and author. Visiting Professor of African American Studies at the University of Illinois.

Vernā Myers
Founder and President of The Vernā Myers Company. Motivational speaker, author, and strategic advisor

Howard Stevenson
Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education. Professor of African Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Bryan Stevenson
Founder and Executive Director of Equal Justice Initiative. Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law



WPC Speaker Blogs

These blogs do not necessarily represent the views of the WPC, but are provided to inspire discussion and challenge us to think further about issues related to the WPC.


Racism Review
(Joe Feagin is a regular contributor to this blog)

Inheriting the Trade
(by Tom DeWolf)

Abby Ferber's blog
on The Huffington Post

Kathy Obear, Ed.D.'s blog

Discussing Diversity

Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld's blog on The Huffington Post

POPSspot -
Power, Oppression, and Privilege in Sports

Hackman Consulting Group

WPC 17
Let Freedom Ring -
Re-Imagining Equity and Justice
in the United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thursday, April 14 – Sunday, April 17, 2016

Registration opens MLK Day 2016



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Consortium of Equity Conferences

National Association of Multicultural Education Conference
November 09-13, 2016
Cleveland, OH

Pacific Educational Group's National Summit for Courageous Conversations
September 24-28, 2016
Austin, TX

Social Justice Training Institute
The Social Justice Training Institute provides a forum for the professional and personal development of social justice educators and practitioners.
Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2015
Long Beach, CA
Please note: This is immediately after Thanksgiving so as not to conflict with the dates of the NASPA Multicultural Institute.
June 13-17, 2016
Springfield, MA

National Race Amity Conference
November 19-21, 2015
Quincy, MA

National Association of Independent Schools: People of Color Conference
December 3-5, 2015
Tampa, FL


The Consortium of Equity Conferences (CEC) is a group of progressive, like-minded organizations unified through their common interest in promoting access and equity through educational programs and conferences. Each CEC member organization is dedicated to peace, equity, and social justice. The Consortium's primary mission is to support, network and take action.