2014 Featured Speaker: Donald Easton-Brooks  Ph.D. 
Dean of the Colleges of Business & Education
Eastern Oregon University 

Dr. Easton-Brooks has over 10 years experiences in higher education

administration At research universities, comprehensive community
colleges, and mid-size public and private institutions. As a professor,
he taught courses in cultural relevancy in education, educational 
polices, and early childhood special education. His research
and publications have explored the impact of economics, academic
achievement, educational policy on African American students.
He has published in journals such as The Journal of Negro Education
and Urban Education. He has also serves as a review, editor, and on
the editing board of several academic journals. His research has been
used to influence educational policy nationally and in counties such as
Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Related to his scholarship,
Dr. Easton-Brooks has served on local, state, and national committees
and panels, including the U.S. Department of Education. Further, based
on his research, he has be interviewed globally on television, radio,
newspaper, and in magazines, such as CBS News and Parent 
Magazine, Dr. Easton-Brooks is dedicated to efforts that promote
a more inclusive world that allows all people the opportunity to be successfully.


FREE for EOU students!

Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 6th

$25 registration fee for Community Members.

Send check payable to EOU SCMA to:
EOU Multicultural Center
One University Blvd. Hoke 213
La Grande, OR  97850




  • Provide an opportunity for students to learn from others, whose backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives are different from their own and to gain a broader understanding of differences.
  • Promotes personal growth and skills that encourage critical thinking and transform the challenges of diversity into opportunities.
  • Enable participants to be empowered leaders actively promoting the advantages of diversity.
  • Increase students understanding of power, privilege, biases, and stereotypes and how dimensions impact their interactions and perceptions of diversity.

Students will learn about diversity, equity and social justice as well as gain skills that will enable them to be responsible and reflective campus and community leaders as well as advocates for creating a more inclusive campus community.



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