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    May 14, 2019

    2019 Summit on Race and Inclusion


    The 2019 Summit on Race and Inclusion will be held at:

    Hope College
    Holland, MI

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    This is an all day event starting at 8 a.m.


    Summit 2019 Speakers

    At the 2019 Summit on Race and Inclusion, we are offering our most expansive list of speakers and
    sessions to date. Each attendee will the have the opportunity to attend two keynote addresses and
    two sector-specific breakout sessions. View bios for each speaker by clicking on their name below
    or check out the complete 
    Summit 2019 Speakers page.

    ​Rudy Valdez Morning Keynote

    John Pavlovitz  Afternoon Keynote


    Business Breakouts
    Bing Goei
    Afternoon: Joe Matthews

    Community Engagement Breakouts
    Morning: Rudy Valdez
    Afternoon: Mariano Avila

    Education Breakouts
    Morning: Dr. Bill Pink
    Afternoon: Dr. Brandy Lovelady Mitchell

    Faith Breakout
    Morning Only:
    John Pavlovitz

    Health Breakouts
    Morning: Tasha Blackmon & Glenda Walker
    Afternoon: Shannon Wilson

    Law & Policy Breakouts
    Morning & Afternoon:
    César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, J.D.

    Youth Advocacy Breakouts
    Morning & Afternoon:
    Dr. Lindsay Malloy

    The LEDA Summit on Race and Inclusion is an annual event that examines the
    effects of racial disparities and strategies for their elimination at a day-long conference
    involving hundreds of participants from across the state of Michigan. It is designed to
    engage community members and key stakeholders in eliminating racial barriers in
    the lakeshore region and beyond.

    Participants come to learn . . .

    • How discrimination affects communities economically and socially
    • Understand how racial inclusion benefits everyone
    • Learn tools to make a positive difference in our community
    • Join others to develop concrete plans for shaping a prosperous, inclusive future

    . . .and so much more! Check out the details of previous Summits below.

    Dr. Joy DeGruy gives the keynote address at Summit 2018
    Latoya Booker, Executive Director
    (616) 846-9074

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