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Seventh Annual Cultural Diversity Conference

Within Our Grasp: Building
Community Through Diversity

Leveraging the Power of Global Diversity

March 1, 2007

Keynote Speaker: Carol Moseley Braun

Photo: Carol Moseley Braun Carol Moseley Braun , a Senator from Illinois, 1993-1999, was born in Chicago, IL, August 16, 1947. She was educated in Chicago public schools and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1969. She graduated from the University of Chicago School of Law in 1972, and was admitted to the Illinois bar in Chicago in 1973.

Prosecutor in the office of the United States Attorney in Chicago from 1973 until 1977, Moseley Braun went on to become a member and assistant majority leader of the Illinois House of Representatives, serving from 1978 until1988. She was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1992 where she served for six years. In December 1999, she was appointed ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa where she served until 2001. Moseley Braun was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2004.

Over the years Moseley Braun has established herself as an agent for change and is passionate about preserving the American Dream for the next generation. A dynamic speaker, Moseley Braun gives her unique perspective on world affairs and our times, discussing diverse topics spanning issues from national security to crumbling schools, to liberating the human spirit as an American value. Her focus is on what is possible and subscribes to the ideal that “one person can.”

Today, Moseley Braun is a pioneering entrepreneur in the expanding field of organic products, and is founder and president of Good Food Organics , splitting her time between her residences in Chicago, IL; Atlanta, GA; and Union Springs, AL.

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For More Information

You can view the program for the 2006 Diversity Conference to learn more about past conferences. If you have any questions, you can contact:

Joel Frater
SUNY Brockport
Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420