Tonight at Impact Hub Oakland, we'll be celebrating our first benefit gala, with the theme Tomorrow is Today: Creating a Just and Equitable World For All. For those of you who can't be with us tonight, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of what makes this such an exciting time in our work.
What We Do and Why It Matters
World Trust, a leader in social and racial justice education, produces films and leads seminars to provide a framework, common language, and the cultural competency skills necessary to challenge the system of racial inequity.
“As the issue of racial injustice continues to be in the national limelight, World Trust is on the front lines with insightful perspectives across racial groups that inform effective interventions,” says Ricardo Millett, President of World Trust’s Board of Trustees. “Authentic, honest dialogue is urgently needed if the cycle of racism is to be broken and transformed. And this is exactly what Shakti Butler [pictured] and World Trust provide.”
World Trust’s workshops and film clips have engaged over 1,000,000 people in productive racial equity dialogue, building the capacity to challenge structural inequity in institutions and communities nationwide. We are also celebrating the launch of new curricular product Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: Racial Equity Learning Modules.
How We Work
Says Founder and President Shakti Butler: “Through film content, facilitation, and racial equity resources, we promote dialogue that builds and strengthens communities. We collaborate with organizations and individuals in order to facilitate, connect, and expand the tremendous efforts of many who are working to create a world that is inclusive.”
This Gala Celebration will be a special evening of community building and celebration of the accomplishments of this past year, spearheaded and made possible by Shakti.
“This year has been an incredible one for World Trust,” says Butler. “It has been an honor for us to work and support ideas that promote racial equity and inclusion. Current heartbreaking events, part of ongoing U.S. historical patters, have made me feel even more strongly that we have to keep working towards creating equitable outcomes through structural change. And part of confronting racial inequity is connecting more deeply with each other. With your support, we will continue to provide educational tools that are rooted in love and justice.”
To learn more about Shakti Butler, why she founded World Trust, and the work that we do, please click here. Thank you so much for your support - we're looking forward to another amazing year!