Rodney Glasgow is a noted speaker, facilitator, trainer and activist in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice. He has given a number of keynote presentations, delivered workshops, and offered consultation to schools and organizations nationwide. Mr. Glasgow is one of the founding members and now Chair of the National Association of Independent School’s annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference, a 20 year-old training ground drawing over 1500 high school students nationwide. Last year, Rodney launched the National Diversity Directors Institute, a summer intensive for diversity practitioners. Rodney is a featured writer in the book Diversity in Independent Schools, and he wrote the prologue for the
recently released One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBT Educators Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better…And What Hasn’t. Additionally, he is an advisory board member for the Family Diversity Projects, Inc. In 2009, he was given the People of Courage Award by the City of Worcester for his work with the Greater Worcester Community Foundation’s LGBT Initiative.
Mr. Glasgow is currently the Head of Middle School and Chief Diversity Officer at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD. A graduate of Harvard University with a joint degree in Afro-American Studies and Psychology, and holding a Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership from Columbia University, he is also an independent school alum, having graduated from Gilman School in his hometown of Baltimore, MD.
Keynote - "The Power of One – Love Itself is a Revolutionary Act"
The keynote session will use personal storytelling to highlight the importance of self-actualization and self-advocacy, as well as the most intimate form of activism - one person standing for their sense of right. Looking at contemporary issues such as the Black Lives Matter versus the All Lives Matter debate, the keynote will explore how do you make your life matter. Together, we will explore the power of an individual to effect grand change by leading a life of bold authenticity.