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Meet Thomas

Short Biography

Thomas Harris (He/Him/His) is Assistant Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Services at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (UWL). In OMSS, Thomas serves as the Regional and Local Community Liaison, Hekima Scholars Program Co-Instructor, Multicultural Student Advisor & Leadership Coordinator who provides guidance and administrative oversight for 8 UWL Multicultural Student Organizations. He is involved extensively in the La Crosse and surrounding areas including serving as board member for The Privilege Institute, co-founder of the La Crosse Chapter of the NAACP, founder and former president of the 7 Rivers Region Diversity Collaborative Initiative, and serving on the board of the Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council.

Several years ago, Thomas was approached by the Beloved Conversations Opposing Racism Committee (BCOR) whose Unitarian Universalists Fellowship of La Crosse members had just finished reading and holding discussions about the book, Waking Up White. These initial conversations led to the La Crosse Regional Read of Waking Up White and the idea of hosting the White Privilege Symposium with author Debby Irving as one of the keynote presenters.

To learn more information about the La Crosse Waking Up White Symposium please visit their website at Waking Up White Collaborative