New Trier speakers/fees list for student seminar on "white privilege"
The list of speakers slated to take part in New Trier High School’s all-day student seminar on "white privilege."
School officials have distributed a list that shows as many as 38 speakers are set to take stage on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for the “Understanding Today’s Struggle for Racial Civil Rights” seminar at a cost of $27,200 to New Trier’s Board of Education.
While most speakers are set to receive an honorarium of $200 apiece, authors Collin Whitehead and Aydin Andrew are set to compensated an average of $10,000 each and have most of their travel expenses covered.
Critics charge the list of speakers, who are slated to headline such workshops as “21st Century Voter Suppression,” “Affirmative Action in Elite College Admissions,” “Blackenomics 101,” and “Theft or Homage? A Discussion of Cultural Appropriation,” are so strongly tilted toward one ideology the forum could be considered a level of indoctrination.
Still other students from the well-to-do communities of Wilmette, Winnetka, Kenilworth, Northfield and Glencoe counter such learning experiences are needed to help them prepare for college and the changing world beyond.
Here is a list of noted speakers and the fees they will be paid:
Colson Whitehead – Novelist and author of “The Underground Railroad.” Fee: $15,000, plus 50 percent of expenses.
Andrew Aydin- Digital Director and Policy Advisor to Democratic U.S. Rep. and Civil Rights movement leader John Lewis. Fee: $5,000, plus expenses.
McKenzie Chinn, actress, writer. Fee: $200
John The Author Baker, writer. Fee: $200
Jasmine Barber, New York City author. Fee: $200
Andriana Bicanin, community organizer. Fee: $200
Dr.Colette Blakley, educator. Fee: $200
Kevin Coval, award-winning writer and spoken word artist. Fee: $200
Joel Hamernick, Founder and President of a new coffee retail company in Chicago, built in partnership with Sunshine Gospel Ministries business incubation program. Fee: 200
Eileen Heineman, Racial Justice Program Co-Director, YMCA Evanston/North Shore. Fee: $200
Jessica Havens, educator. Fee: $200
Waraich Dilnaz, educational consultant with Northwestern University's Education Department. Fee: $200
Kamasi Hill, filmmaker, including documentary “Born In The Struggle.” Fee: $200
Gururai Kumar, educator. Fee: $200
Nana Owusu, Northfield police officer. Fee: $200
Motoko Maegawa, educator. Fee: $200
OiYan Poon, Loyola University professor. Fee: $200
Pat Savage-Williams, educator. Fee: $200
Symone Simmons, Assistant Director at Gender and Sexuality Center. Fee: $200
Christine Saxman, National Seed Project. Fee: $200
Monica Trinidad, community taught artist. Fee: $200
Corrie Wallace, educator. Fee: $200
Irina Zadov, artist, educator and cultural organizer. Fee: $200
Scheherazade Tillet, scholar, activist, social critic. Fee: $200