For over 30 years, Laurice Snyder has been fighting oppression and inequity. For the first 20 years it was personal, fighting for basic survival through poverty, hunger, homelessness due to domestic violence and the quandary of racial identity. For the past decade, it’s also been professional, leading work that disrupts systems of racism and oppression in schools and communities. She is currently the Diversity Relations Manager for Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, WI. Prior to that, she spent 10 years in the Fond du Lac School District, working to address policies and practices regarding responsiveness to the racial and cultural needs of students and families.
Laurice has successfully built the capacity for cultural responsiveness in the community in many ways. Her most recent initiative has been co-founding The Humanity Project: Telling the untold story which is the first-ever community conversation in Fond du Lac focused on exposing the histories of people of color in the United States. It’s a year long project that brings individuals together with the purpose of gaining a racial understanding about themselves and the people around them. Laurice facilitates the use of protocols and conditions that isolate race in personal and immediate ways while also focusing on efforts to reduce the devastating impact of systemic racism.