2022 ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V

Social Justice, Civil Rights and Human Rights: Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders

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April 28 – 30, 2022 


After careful consideration, the decision has been made that 2022 Phase V will again take place virtually. Ample opportunities will be provided for engagement, networking and learning with invited speakers and through participant interactions.

The ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V is an exceptional encounter designed to invigorate leadership development, stretch thinking, actualize potential and rejuvenate the networks and relationships that are hallmarks of the ADEA Leadership Institute. 

Issues of fairness and equity, long considered integral to the maintenance of a democratic society, have ignited passionate concerns in the last few years, often stimulated by high-profile incidents of injustice and emotional—even violent—public reactions to these events. At the same time, sharp political divisions have heightened responses, underscoring philosophical differences with respect to our responsibilities as a civil society.

During 2022 ADEA Phase V, we will explore salient issues of social justice, such as voting rights, refugee treatment, police practices, systemic bias in health care and others. With guidance from several experts and engagement with peers, we will challenge ourselves to develop new understandings of the problems we face as a society, as well as new respect for the differences among us in perceptions of those problems, and we’ll reach to overcome differences through the interactive approaches being developed by organizations working to bridge our political and social divisions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss leadership responsibilities in addressing issues of fairness and equity in society and in dental education
  • Practice skills for effective and respectful communication where perspectives diverge
  • Identify action steps to become more involved in advocating for social justice


Download the 2022 ADEA Leadership Institute Phase V agenda. PDF


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The registration deadline is Friday, April 15.

Registrants will receive a Zoom link for joining Phase V after the registration deadline.

  • The Leadership Institute Phase V program is an invitation-only meeting
  • Registration includes all materials.
  • The ADEA Phase V program is a highly interactive experience and participants are expected to attend all activities. We appreciate your understanding of this policy


If you are unable to attend, please send a written cancellation message to Shalonda King, ADEA Registration Manager, at KingS@adea.org.


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Randy Lioz

Director of Events, Braver Angels

Mr. Lioz has served in a variety of roles at the nonprofit organization Braver Angels (braverangels.org), one of the leading national groups focused on reducing political polarization. He has worked with the organization since its founding in 2017, serving as the California state coordinator from 2018−2021, and in 2020 leading the effort to migrate Braver Angels events to the online environment.

As Director of Events, Mr. Lioz focuses on the production of large-scale member events and events with strategic partner organizations. One of Braver Angels’ most experienced moderators, he regularly leads workshops for regional and national audiences, in addition to spreading the depolarization message through interviews, speeches, columns for Braver Angels Media and appearances on the Braver Angels Podcast.


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Rueben Warren
, D.D.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., M.Div.
Director, Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care

During the opening keynote address, Dr. Warren will address the history of civil rights in the United States. He will explore the origins of such legalized abuses of rights as Jim Crow laws, and consider current, less formalized but systemic discrimination that has functioned to marginalize entire population groups, denying access to rights and services that the white majority take for granted. A question-and-answer session encourages participants to expand their own knowledge and understanding of the history of civil rights and ask how we can ensure that American ideals of full civic participation are realized.


Yohuru Williams
, D.D.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., M.Div.
Distinguished Chair, Professor and Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative, University of St. Thomas

Dr. Williams received his Ph.D. from Howard University in 1998. He is the Founding Director of the Racial Justice Initiative at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, which works collaboratively with individuals and organizations already engaged in the essential work of helping to reimagine a future for the Twin Cities free from racial disparities.

Dr. Williams has authored several books, including Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven (Blackwell, 2006), Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement (Routledge, 2015) and Teaching beyond the Textbook: Six Investigative Strategies (Corwin Press, 2008) and is working on a new book, In the Shadow of the Whipping Post: Lynching, Capital Punishment, and Jim Crow Justice in Delaware 1865-1965 (Cambridge University Press). He has authored numerous scholarly articles and has served as editor for several books and as an advisor on the popular civil rights reader Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching. Dr. Williams has appeared on ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Aljazeera America, BET, CSPAN and NPR, and was featured in the Ken Burns PBS documentary Jackie Robinson and the Stanley Nelson PBS documentary The Black Panthers.


Programming Questions

Contact Dr. Karl Haden at khaden@aalgroup.org

Logistics and Registration Questions

Contact Dr. Felicia Tucker-Lively at f.tucker-lively@aalgroup.org or 404-350-2098

Registration Questions

Contact Shalonda King at KingS@adea.org or 202-513-1177

Continuing Education (CE) credits will be provided for this event. An email with instructions will be sent to all attendees after the conference.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 10 continuing education credits.


The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 10 continuing education credits.


All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.