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Shakti Butler: Facing Race Conference provides vision, aligned action

Posted by Lisa Abbott on October 7, 2010

Shakti Butler's workshop, "Exploring the Connections through Film & Dialogue: Linking Interpersonal and Institutional Racism," drew a standing room-only crowd at the Facing Race Conference, held this year in Chicago onSeptember 24-25th.   Surrounded by enlivening workshops by change makers, including journalists, community organizers, educators and activists, her World Trust workshop found itself in good company. For some, Dr. Butler's workshop was a unique complement to the many insightful policy and research presentations.   In the words of one participant, "It was so wonderful for someone to demonstrate the connection of our souls to the work...and feed my soul as well as my mind."


With film and dialogue, Dr. Butler teaches in a deep and profound way, enabling movement beyond the usual “paralysis” around race to address structural discrimination in a transformative manner.  "At World Trust we work to combine personal, political and spiritual growth to achieve equity and justice. Offering a film/dialogue workshop at Facing Race felt right," said Dr. Butler, "It was extraordinary to be part of a broad vision and movement that aligns so many voices and organizations.   We, at World Trust, commit to continue our efforts towards eliminating racial inequality.  Thank you Applied Research Center for this conference!"

For more about World Trust film and dialogue workshops with Dr. Butler, click here.