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AISJ presents Shakti Butler, "Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Ineq...

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Rosa Parks Museum

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Please join us for the second of AISJ's 2019 Racial Healing and Reconciliation Community Learning Forum series, where we will present Shakti Butler, PhD, filmmaker, and founder and creative director of World Trust, and a dynamic educator in the field of racial equity. This event is designed as a catalyst for transformative learning about systemic inequity.

Dr. 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 and has served as a catalyst for change. Dr. Butler is the producer and director of the acclaimed documentaries “The Way Home,” “Light in the Shadows,” “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible,” and “Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity,” which uses interviews, story, theater, and music to illuminate the larger frame of structural and systemic racial inequity.

An inspirational facilitator, trainer, and lecturer, Dr. Butler's work emerges from years of self-exploration and her commitment to social justice. She invites her audience to grapple with both the intellectual and emotional complexities of race. She conveys the interconnection between internal and external/structural components of racial inequity, and reveals how self-perpetuating systems reinforce disparities in institutions.

A warm and compassionate person, Dr. Butler uses her ability to listen deeply while asking critical questions that support self-directed learning in others. Her speaking and teaching styles enrich people’s abilities to move toward expanded capacities for building community, an important first step in effecting change.

Dr. Butler received her doctorate from the California Institute of Integral Studies in the School of Transformative Learning and Change. She holds an MA in Guidance and Counseling from Bank Street College of New York, and graduated magna cum laude from City College of New York.
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