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White Women Who Teach Black Boys
Eddie Moore, Jr.

Monday, January 13, 2020
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Hotel Allegro - New Location
Chicago, IL


* Location Update *

Due to the high demand for this workshop, ISACS has relocated this workshop to the Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph, Chicago, IL.

Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. will deliver a challenging, informative, and action-oriented program filled with interactive, reflective, and practical exercises and activities designed specifically for white women who teach black boys. The workshop will be useful for others with interest in and influence with black boys.

The majority of public elementary and secondary school teachers in the U.S., Canada, and Britain are white women while the student of color population in those three nations is increasing. Indeed, in 2016 the student of color population outnumbered white students in the U.S for the first time. The research suggests that many teachers are unprepared, unskilled, and in many ways unfamiliar with the cultural, social, and emotional needs of black boys. 

The Black Boy and Education
This workshop introduces the book The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys. The book was created to support white women educators to engage in concentrated, focused inquiry around their relationships with black male students and the impact on those relationships related to issues of white supremacy, white privilege, race, and racism. This introductory workshop combines both the current status of race in America as well as the current statistics that support the need for this work directed at the opportunity gap and African American youth in the educational system. Using video footage from interviews with both white female teachers and black men and boys, this workshop facilitates an experiential workshop designed to generate new avenues of reflection and action for white teachers. 

Participants will:

  • engage in activities designed to lead into concentrated, focused inquiry around the relationship of white women teachers and black male students;
  • engage in activities from The Guide in areas such as personal and professional introspection around race and racism, stereotyping, and curricular development;
  • develop an action (responsibility) plan to improve the education of young black boys in their classroom or professional environment.
Eddie Moore, Jr., PhD started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege, and leadership trainings and is featured in the film I’m not Racist….Am I? He is the founder and program director for the White Privilege Conference and founded The Privilege Institute. Moore is also co-founder of the online journal Understanding and Dismantling Privilege, co-editor of Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice: 15 Stories, The Guide for White Women who Teach Black Boys, The Diversity Consultant Cookbook: Preparing for the Challenge, and Teaching Brilliant and Beautiful Black Girls. Previously, Moore served as director of diversity at Brooklyn Friends School (NY) and The Bush School (WA). For more information, visit

The workshop will take place at the Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL. 

The Hotel Allegro is located in the heart of downtown Chicago in the busy theatre district in close proximity to the Art Institute and Navy Pier. It is also just minutes from Grant Park, Millennium Park, Lincoln Park, and Chicago's beautiful lakefront that stretches for miles.

Complimentary highlights of the Hotel Allegro include: a 24-hour fitness center, pet friendly policies, and complimentary coffee and tea and evening social hour reception in the lobby. Guests must join the IHG Rewards Club (free of charge) to receive wireless internet access in guest rooms and common areas. For more details on the Hotel Allegro at

Directions, Parking & Public Transportation for the Hotel Allegro
The Hotel Allegro is located in the heart of Chicago, with easy access to public transportation. Click here for directions including public transportation, taxi rates, as well as parking information for the Hotel Allegro.

  • Daily event parking at the Hotel Allegro is $29/day.
  • Overnight parking at the Hotel Allegro is $63/night and will charged to your hotel room bill.

Parking is available at several area garages. To secure discounted rates prior to your arrival in Chicago, visit If possible, we suggest taking public transportation.

Air Travel
Both Midway and O'Hare airports are easily accessible to the Hotel Allegro. Fly into Midway (on Southwest Airlines) or into O'Hare and take the "L" (Chicago's public transportation) and be at the Hotel Allegro in less than an hour.  

‚ÄčGO Airport Express (Share-a-Ride) Shuttle Service
ISACS has negotiated a special rate with GO Airport Express for ISACS members – 15% off the standard rates. Reservations MUST be made in advance and online to receive the discounted rate. The standard rate per person to/from O’Hare is approximately $28 one-way; $49 round-trip. The standard rate per person to/from Midway is approximately $24 one-way; $40 round-trip. To receive the 15% discount off the standard rates, please click here for the Go Airport Express website to make a reservation in advance. A credit card is required and charged at the time of reservation. Airport walk-ups are not eligible for the discounted rate. Parties of two more reserving at the same time receive a discount. Please visit their website for more information.  

Hotel Accommodations
If you would like to stay at the Hotel Allegro, ISACS has secured a discounted rate at the Hotel Allegro for $109/night (single or double occupancy) for the night of Sunday, January 12. To make a reservation call the hotel directly at (312) 325-7211 and use Group Code: "ISACS WWWTBB Room Block" to receive the discounted rate. The discounted rate is available until midnight on January 8, 2020. To make your hotel reservations online, click the following online link: Booking Link


ISACS has secured a discounted room rate of $89/night plus tax for an elite king at the Hotel Julian, 168 North Michigan Avenue, which is just three blocks from the ISACS classroom. Named for St. Julian - the patron saint of hospitality and travelers, the four-diamond hotel opened its doors in October 2018 with a chic, urban energy that reflects its patron’s famed warmth and hospitality. To make a reservation, please contact the Hotel Julian at (312) 346-1200 and identify yourself as an Independent Schools Association of Central States (ISACS) member and provide the Group Code: 2001ISACSE. Discounted rooms are available until January 8, 2020. Credit cards are required to book all room reservations. For online reservations, please click here to reserve your room. For directions to the Hotel Julian, which includes walking directions to the ISACS classroom, click here

If you have any issues booking a room (room block is full, past the cutoff date, etc.) or are in need of a room with two beds, then please contact Daniel Grajdura, Hotel Julian's director of sales and marketing, for assistance at (312) 392-2435 or


ISACS has also negotiated low seasonal rates at other downtown Chicago hotels within walking distance to the ISACS classroom. These rates are available to ISACS members all year long for professional and personal travel. Click here for additional details and select the option that best meets your travel needs. If you have any issues securing a room at the Hotel Julian or at any of the other hotels listed, please contact the ISACS office at (312) 750-1190.

Registration Fee

  • $200 member fee
  • $275 non-member fee
  • Workshop includes light breakfast, lunch, and daily refreshments
  • Please review the Registration Confirmation information below.

Registration Confirmation Communications from ISACS
Once registration for the workshop has been completed the following communications will be sent from ISACS:

  • Once registration is complete, an email will automatically be sent to the contact person on the registration confirming that registration has been completed.
  • Approximately three weeks prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a confirmation email to the registrant with workshop details.
  • Approximately one week prior to the workshop, ISACS will send a final confirmation email to the registrant with workshop details.

If you do not receive these emails prior to arriving at a workshop, please call the ISACS office at (312) 750-1190. It is possible your email address was entered incorrect OR your registration was not completed.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations for workshops held at the ISACS classroom must be received in writing to ISACS by emailing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a refund. ISACS will determine the refund amount, if any, on a per workshop basis and may be unable to determine the refund amount until the workshop’s conclusion. At any time, registration may be transferred to another member from the same school. If a workshop has a waitlist and ISACS can identify a replacement, a full refund will be provided. ISACS reserves the right to cancel the workshop for insufficient enrollment. In this case, participants will be notified and given a full refund. 


Member Cost: $200     Non-member Cost: $275


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