White Privilege Symposium Canada: Opening Keynote


  • Eddie Moore Jr., Ph.D. The Privilege Institute and the White Privilege Conference
  • Debby Irving Author


White privilege, Diversity, Diagram for action, White supremacy


For the first time in history, the White Privilege Symposium was hosted outside of the United States. In the fall of 2016, Brock University hosted a two-day event composed of guest speakers and group workshops to examine the impacts of, and solutions to, racial and cultural oppression in this country. Eddie Moore Jr. and Debby Irving launched the White Privilege Symposium (WPS) in Canada with the following keynote, which captures the autobiographies and agendas of them both.

Author Biographies

Eddie Moore Jr., Ph.D., The Privilege Institute and the White Privilege Conference

Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC [www.eddiemoorejr.com] to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege and leadership trainings/workshops. Dr. Moore is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and educators especially for his work with students K-16. Dr. Moore is co-founder of the on-line journal Understanding and Dismantling Privilege and co-editor of Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories (Stylus) and The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys (Corwin).

Debby Irving, Author

Debby Irving is a racial justice educator and writer who uses her own life to explore the everyday systemic racism that goes largely unnoticed yet perpetuates long-held racialized belief systems. Waking Up White functions as both a “Racism 101” for white people and a rare exposé on whiteness for people of color. By sharing her sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, she offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. 



How to Cite

Moore Jr., Ph.D., E., & Irving, D. (2017). White Privilege Symposium Canada: Opening Keynote. Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, 7(2), 5–14. Retrieved from https://wpcjournal.com/article/view/17761