Whitman College

Dr. Shakti Butler: "Framing the System of Inequality"

Whitman is fortunate to have Shakti Butler, founder of World Trust, give the keynote address for our annual Power & Privilege Symposium. Her presentation, "Framing the System of Inequality", will highlight the systems of inequality throughout our world and demonstrate tools to understand them.

Shakti Butler, PhD, filmmaker and Founder & President of World Trust, is a dynamic educator in the field of diversity and racial equity.  Dr. Butler engages audiences with participatory keynotes and workshops, often using clips from her films. Known as a catalyst for change, she is hired by organizations seeking broader support for their diversity & inclusion goals.

Shakti Butler is a multiracial African-American woman (African, Arawak Indian, and Russian-Jewish) whose work as a creative and visionary bridge builder has challenged and inspired learning for over two decades. She is the producer and director of groundbreaking documentaries including The Way Home, Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible, and Light in the Shadows.  Her latest film Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity uses story, theater and music to illuminate the larger frame of structural/systemic racial inequity. For more information about this wonderful keynote, please click here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Cordiner Hall
44 S Park, Walla Walla, WA

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