ABOUT AMERICA & MOORE
The CrossFit trainers of DEI & antiracism
With over two hundred combined years of experience in diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism, the America & MOORE team brings an innovative approach that is shaped by how people work, interact, and learn today. Just like trainers in the gym, we foster the organizational and individual strength needed to rise to the next level. We help organizations successfully move through DEI interventions to an antiracist way of living and operating.
America & MOORE team members use their experience, expertise, and content to match the needs of our clients, from those starting out to those further along. We guide groups or individuals to move beyond DEI and to the journey of becoming Moore equitable, inclusive, and antiracist. This challenging approach builds individual and organizational readiness, which is a growth asset for our ever-changing America.
DR. EDDIE MOORE JR.
Optimism + Action: Changing the world,
one presentation at a time
Dr. Moore, known as Dr. Diversity, 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, and he is featured in the film “I’m not Racist...Am I?”
He is committed not only to his personal message of building relationships through understanding, respecting, and connecting, but to also working with those committed to issues of social justice, inequity, and finding their voice in the fight.
The leadership style essential to Dr. Moore’s mission is grounded in relationships, a commitment to lifelong learning, academic excellence, and garnering skills for living in a diverse society. He firmly believes we must work together as a team as opposed to operate in a system based in power. Relationships are born when people are personally involved in the outcomes and understand that everyone around them is also personally invested. Building character is essential and instilling in students, faculty and staff, administration, community members, organizations, and society the strength to believe in themselves and their ability to impact others is key. Engaging in community and service learning helps students and communities understand the world is not centered on them and they must take an active role in their community and the global community. Come join the movement, connect through relationships, and build a society that honors the rights of all people––help us do Moore. Let’s do it together. Our arms are wide open.
Dr. Moore is the founder and program director for the global White Privilege Conference (WPC). In 2014, he founded The Privilege Institute (TPI), a nonprofit that annually hosts the conference. TPI engages people in research, education, action, and leadership through workshops, conferences, publications, and strategic partnerships and relationships.
For over ten years, Dr. Moore was Director of Diversity at Brooklyn Friends School and The Bush School.
Dr. Moore received his PhD from the University of Iowa in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies. His PhD research was on Black football players at Division III schools in the Midwest.
Dr. Moore is an IDI Qualified Administrator.
Joshua V. Barr (he/him/his) is an Emmy and national award-winning, transformational leader who has trained people on human rights and DEI issues from all 50 states and five continents. After serving as the director of the Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Commission, he is now the chief strategist and founder of Raising The Barr, where he trains and presents to organizations on how to reach new heights by investing in their employees and stakeholders through inclusive and equitable policies and practices.
Dr. Carmen Iannarelli (she/her/hers) is the Chair of the Humanities, Behavioral, and Social Sciences Department at Chippewa Valley Technical College. Her research findings on marginalized and underserved populations in postsecondary education highlight the impact of microaggressions on student experiences and how these aggressions manifest. She is an IDI Qualified Administrator, skilled at developing comprehensive DEI and belonging action plans, and coaches/trains on microaggressions, ableism, unconscious bias, white privilege, generational diversity, cycles of oppression, and other topics.
Dr. John G. Igwebuike (he/him/his) is an accomplished listening coach, author, practitioner, and the visionary behind The Lead Listening Institute. A retired business law professor and known as "the Listening Professor," his innovative work on leveraging listening to amplify cultures of care has garnered recognition in a variety of publications. He is an accomplished scholar and lifelong learner and brings a rich educational background to his work.
Dr. Marguerite Penick (she/her/hers) received her PhD from the University of Iowa in Curriculum and Instruction. Her work centers on issues of power, privilege and oppression in relationship to issues of curriculum with a special emphasis on the incorporation of quality literature in K-12 classrooms. With a goal of creating sustainable relationships grounded in equity and mutual respect, her teaching and scholarship are geared towards helping educators create inclusive environments.
Dr. Daniel Zinnel (he/him/his) is a facilitator, speaker, and learner. Authenticity, intentionality, humility, compassion, and joy are his leadership values. He launched Growth and Joy to help individuals, businesses, and organizations develop proactive, practical, and purposeful leaders. He has trained and spoken to over 20,000 individuals on a variety of topics including leadership, power and privilege, and LGBTQ inclusion.
THE PRIVILEGE INSTITUTE
Let's Get REAL: Research • Education • Action • Leadership
Dr. Moore currently serves as Director of The Privilege Institute (TPI), host of the national White Privilege Conference (#WPC), and regional White Privilege Symposiums (#WPS). TPI provides opportunities and possibilities for research, publications, speaking, and collaborations for those committed to true social and institutional change. 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.
In 2014, Dr. Moore founded The Privilege Institute, a network of diverse and multi-disciplinary people, driven to advance learning about diversity, power, privilege, supremacy, and antiracist leadership. TPI informs, supports, and challenges people committed to action and accountability. The non-profit includes #WPC, #WPS, youth action programs, and resources, including a fully online peer reviewed journal, “Understanding and Dismantling Privilege (UDP).”
TPI also facilitates research opportunities for social justice and collaboration opportunities through outreach and service-learning. A Black Male Think Tank (BMTT) meets yearly at The White Privilege Conference and is committed to being a visible and community-based asset to the lives of young Black males. BMTT's mission is to provide them action, serving, healing, innovating, educating, loving and developing that “affirms their existence, cultivates their excellence, supports their development, raises their consciousness, and protects them from white supremacy and other forms of oppression."