“Where We Live: Green Bay’s Virtual Town Hall Event” sponsored by the YWCA & The Privilege Institute
The events of the past few weeks have exposed a gaping wound not just in our black community, but in communities across our nation. It’s actually more than a wound, it’s a compound fracture that we have tried to band aid for decades, when it calls for a complete reconstruction of our systems and values as human beings. We cannot continue to sit in silence as more black people are reduced to hashtags and headlines. We must come together for healing and enact change.
Change starts with where you are, within your own community. We invite you to attend “Where We Live: Virtual Town Hall Event”, sponsored by the YWCA Greater Green Bay and The Privilege Institute. This virtual town hall will take place, Wednesday, June 3 @ 9 AM. Register Here or click the Register link above. The panel includes moderators Eddie Moore Jr. (TPI); Renita Robinson (YWCA); remarks by Mayor Eric Genrich, GBPD Chief Andrew Smith and other community/political leaders.
The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. In support of this mission and these goals, the YWCA offers programs and services to meet critical needs, promote self-sufficiency, eliminate racism and violence, and achieve equal opportunities for all people. We endeavor to create a safe space for the community to congregate and engage in conversations and connections that compel change for the entire community one member at a time.
For the past 21 years, The Privilege Institute (TPI) / White Privilege Conference (WPC) has examined challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team building strategies to work towards a more equitable world.The WPC provides an opportunity for participants to discuss how white privilege, white supremacy, and oppression affects daily life while giving strategies for addressing issues of privilege and oppression and advancing social and economic justice strategy in addressing issues of inequality. For more information on TPI, visit their web site at https://www.theprivilegeinstitute.com/.
To all of our Black community members, we stand with you and with all who stand against anti-Black sentiments, racism, racial profiling, police brutality, and injustice.
Eddie Moore, Jr.- Founder & Executive Director TPI
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege and leadership trainings and workshops.
Dr. Moore is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and educators, especially for his work with students K-16. His interview with Wisconsin Public Radio won the 2015 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association’s Best Interview in Medium Market Radio, 1st Place [http://www.wpr.org/shows/newsmakers-december-4-2014], and he is featured in the film “I’m not Racist…Am I?”
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., currently serves as Director of The Privilege Institute (TPI) and The National White Privilege Conference (WPC), both founded under his direction to provide opportunities and possibilities for research, publications, speaking and collaborations by those committed to true social and institutional change. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies at the University of Iowa and under his direction and inclusive relationship model the White Privilege Conference has become one of the top national and international conferences for participants who want to move beyond dialogue and into action around issues of diversity, power, privilege, and leadership.
For more information about Dr. Moore, please visit eddiemoorejr.com.
Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich
Eric Genrich was elected the 42nd Mayor of Green Bay in April 2019. Prior to becoming Mayor, Genrich was elected to the state Assembly in November 2012. Serving three terms, he represented the 90th Assembly District which comprises the majority of the City of Green Bay.
Eric Genrich was born and raised in Green Bay. He received his BA from UW-Madison and attained a graduate degree from UW-Milwaukee. Prior to his election to the state assembly, Eric worked in the state and federal governments, and later as an IT librarian for the Brown County Library. He has been actively supportive of several community organizations, including Neighborworks Green Bay, on whose board he served for six years.
Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith
Chief Andrew Smith was sworn in as the Chief of the Green Bay Police Department on February 1, 2016. He and his wife and two children live on the east side of the City of Green Bay.
Prior to coming to Green Bay he served for 27 years with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). Hired in 1988 by the LAPD he worked patrol and specialized unit assignments throughout the Department, including South Central Los Angeles. He held command level assignments in Media Relations and Community Affairs groups, Operations, and Criminal Gang Homicide Division. He was also assigned to a variety of command level (Captain) positions including Harbor Area, Central Division and Communications Division.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. He also attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, VA, and the Senior Management Institute for Police in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mai J. Lo Lee – Director, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Mai J. Lo Lee is a Hmong American educator and for the past 14 years she has worked within diversity and inclusion training. Mai has partnered with social service agencies, corporations and educational institutions to better enhance diversity and inclusion knowledge and awareness. She received her master’s degree in education at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and her bachelor’s degree in English and journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Currently, Mai serves as the diversity director of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, where she recently was awarded the 2018 University Award for Excellence in Collaborative Achievement for her work in the Brown County Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, the 2016 Institution Staff Member of the Year, the 2009 University of Wisconsin System Woman of Color in Education award and was recently nominated for the 2017 Greater Green Bay Chamber Future 15 Young Professional of the Year award. She remains active in the community, serving on the board for the Untitledtown Book and Author Festival, Service League Back to School Store volunteer, past organizer of the Diversity Discovery Free Day at The Building for Kids Children’s Museum and has served as past chair of Celebrate Diversity – Fox Cities. Born in the Ban Vinai Refugee Holding Center in the Loei Province of northeastern Thailand.
Robin Tinnon – Executive Director, We All Rise
Robin Nicole Tinnon, born on August 6th, 1991, on the south-side of Chicago, Illinois is an activist, public intellectual, and writer who advocates for the oppressed. Currently an Executive Director for We All Rise: African American Resource Center, she strives to help black youth and their families be positive participants of healthy relationships and be intentional about their investments in black history and culture. As a community activist, Founder, Feminist & Mom Boss—she is impressed with our community members and their intentionality around healing together. Robin works endlessly to ensure that her teachings are derived from the historical foundation of true mentorship which includes creating safe places, belonging and togetherness as we all move forward in progress.
Currently, writing the book Let Me Be Here for YOU While YOU Stand Up For YOURSELF, she asserts that there are no current writings that gives a realistic view of her coined term ‘African Americanism.’ This book discusses race, culture, and spirituality as it all comes together to form the black experience. As a passionate community member, she intends for her work to touch the lives of many and bring homage to those living with the margins or race, class, and gender and managing every day to find ways to live their best lives.