The City's Office of Equity & Human Rights is offering an online training opportunity for area businesses and organizations. There is no charge to participate in this virtual event.

The program will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, and is scheduled to end at 4 p.m. 

Awareness of diversity and bias

This interactive, informational, challenging, and energetic session examines and explores issues of diversity, bias, and oppression in the workplace. The session will also introduce findings from key research studies on unconscious bias, including the potential impact of unchecked bias on professional interactions, employment practices, and everyday interactions. We all have an excellent opportunity to be positive role models, powerful decision makers, leaders and effective agents of change, if we have the tools. Are we making any progress?

About the speakers

The training will be facilitated by Dr. Carmen Iannarelli and Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.

Dr. Carmen Iannarelli is the Chair of the Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences department at Chippewa Valley Technical College, with nearly 16 years of experience in higher education and human services. In addition to presenting at multiple colleges and educational institutions, she has trained over 400 staff, faculty, and administrators on the impact of microaggressions and how to prevent and mitigate these aggressions.

Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. has achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege and leadership training/workshops. Dr. Moore is the Founder/Program Director for the White Privilege Conference (WPC). In 2014 Dr. Moore founded The Privilege Institute (TPI) which engages people in research, education, action and leadership through workshops, conferences, publications and strategic partnerships and relationships.

How to register

The training will hold up to 95 participants, so please sign up early to reserve your spot in this event. Duplicate registrations will be deleted to afford this opportunity to as many participants as possible.

Those interested can register here


If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact Equity Director Stefanie Bowers at 319-356-5022 or Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

Date of publication

Friday, February 05, 2021