Change starts with where you are, within your own community.
In this second installment in the Where We Live series sponsored by YWCA Greater Green Bay and The Privilege Institute, Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. of the Privilege Institute engaged in a candid and timely conversation with Commander Kevin Warych of the Green Bay Police Department about policing and racism. This discussion was facilitated by Renita Robinson, CEO of YWCA Greater Green Bay.
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.
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. – Founder & Executive Director of TPI
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in the world of academia, business, diversity and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity and cultural competency trainings and workshops for K-12 schools, community organizations, businesses, colleges and universities all across the world. Dr. Moore has presented at national and international conferences focusing on issues of diversity, youth, community, education, cultural competency, leadership, white privilege and other forms of oppression. Eddie is a dynamic, personal diversity consultant and public speaker. His presentations are interactive, fun, challenging, informative and practical and he is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and national educators, especially for his work with students K-16.
Dr. Moore’s education is as follows: University of Iowa: PhD in Education: Social Foundations, Loras College: Masters of Arts in Education Administration, Cornell College: Bachelors of Arts in Political Science.
Commander Kevin Warych – Green Bay Police Department
Commander Kevin Warych started his law enforcement career in 2001 with the Green Bay Police Department. Over the past 18 years Commander Warych has held positions as a patrol officer, field training officer, field training supervisor, patrol lieutenant and captain. As a captain, he was responsible for one of the four districts as a District Captain, he led the Professional Standards Division that was in charge of training and internal investigations, led the Community Policing Division by implementing crime reduction strategies, and was the Chief of Staff assisting the Chief of Police.
As Captain, he developed strong community engagement ties within the community. He is dedicated to bringing residents together to enhance the quality of life for all. In 2017, he received the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) 40 under 40 award for his tireless work in community engagement. He has built strong community connections to help break social barriers of fear and resentment in the Hispanic, Somali/Muslim, and Black communities.
Currently as Commander of Operations he leads the patrol division and oversees the department specialty units which includes the SWAT, Dive, Marine, K9, and PRIDE Teams. He is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of officers and passing on his knowledge and experience to all officers to make the strong and needed community connections for the future.