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Gary R. Howard

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Gary R. Howard serves as a keynote speaker, writer, and workshop leader. He has over 40 years of experience in civil rights, social justice, equity, education, and diversity. Before becoming a consultant, he founded the REACH Center for Multicultural Education and served as an Adjunct Professor at Western Washington University and Seattle University. Gary received his undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology and Social Psychology from Yale University and did graduate work in ethics and social justice at Yale Divinity School. He has provided extensive training in cultural competence and culturally responsive practice to schools, universities, social service groups, and businesses throughout the United States and Australia. Currently, Gary is focused on leading Equity Leadership Institutes that help educational organizations provide professional development for social justice and systemic change. He is a frequent keynote speaker and often shares stories from his annual white water equity workshops on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.




  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Multicultural Education


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  • Deep Equity