ABOUT WORLD TRUST

Our Mission is Racial Equity. Our Movement is Building. Join Us.

Through film and dialogue, World Trust Educational Services ignites courage and expands capacity to create a world free from racism.

We envision a world coming into wholeness where transformative love and wisdom heal the human family from racism and separation.

Over our more than 20 years of operation, we have opened millions of hearts and minds. By offering the comprehensive capabilities and deep knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues of your organization, our work helps heal and transform people, communities and institutions.

Want to experience the expertise of World Trust Educational Services for yourself?

Please contact us, and let’s discuss what we can do for you.

 
 

“Thank you once again for the outstanding presentation and workshop that you provided for students, faculty and staff of Agnes Scott as well as Spelman College and Emory University. As one student stated, ‘What a fabulous, emotional day! Thank you.’ For a second straight year, your presentation and workshop evaluations are excellent!”

Isa D. Williams, Ph.D., Program Director, The Atlanta Semester, Agnes Scott College

 

OUR TEAM

SHAKTI BUTLER, PHD

Founder & President

Shakti Butler, PhD, is Founder and President of World Trust Educational Services. Shakti is an inspirational facilitator, trainer and lecturer who is sought after by schools, universities, public and private organizations, and faith-based institutions. Shakti’s work incorporates whole body learning through stories, art, movement and dialogue. Her current film/dialogue project, Healing Justice: Cultivating a World of Belonging, is intended to popularize a national conversation about justice, responsibility and healing.

GINNY BERSON

Director of Outreach

Ginny Z Berson runs Justice and Community, an independent consulting company working to further social justice and build community. She spent 30 years working in public/community radio including Vice President & Director of Federation Services for the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. She is a founder of Olivia Records, the first national women’s recording company. And she is committed to making the world a better place by confronting and challenging prevailing power relationships.

ABI CHANDLER

Outreach Coordinator 

Abi grew up steeped in social justice and racial equity activism and is thrilled her work life can support her deepest convictions. Abi majored in Business Marketing at San Jose State University. After graduating she spent 10 years abroad with her lovely children and husband as he played professional basketball overseas. She has now returned to her marketing roots at World Trust and works closely with the whole team and most recently has relaunched our website and presence on Facebook and Twitter.

RHUMMANEE HANG

Social Media & Event Consultant

Rhummanee Hang is second generation Khmai American, performance artist, and educator who was born and raised in Oakland, CA. Since the age of 13, she has honed her dance, theater, and spoken word skills as part of performance and dance companies in both Oakland and Sacramento. Rhummanee earned a Bachelors in Sociology at UC Davis and a Masters in International & Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco. In addition to working at World Trust, she works with the young children and transitional aged young women at CERI. Rhummanee is an event planner, crafter, and most importantly, Mommy to the amazing baby, Noreak.

ERIC BLACKERBY

PR & Marketing Strategist

Eric Blackerby loves to create. He is an experienced video and music producer, writer and director. Recently, my work has been performed on MTV and Nickelodeon, and has been featured in media outlets like HYPEBEAST, TIME and Entertainment Weekly.

My professional journey, has taken me from studying at Stanford University, to content marketing / project management roles at record labels and tech startups, to writing, producing, and directing as an artist and entrepreneur. Along the way, he lived and worked in amazing places – London, New York City, Paris, San Francisco and St. Louis.   

 

OUR FACILITATORS

SHAKTI BUTLER, PHD

Shakti Butler, PhD, is Founder and President of World Trust Educational Services, a non-profit transformative educational organization. Rooted in love and justice, World Trust produces films, curricula, learning labs and programs that are catalysts for institutional, structural and cultural change. Shakti is an inspirational facilitator, trainer and lecturer who is sought after by schools, universities, public and private organizations, and faith-based institutions. Dr. Butler has produced four documentaries: The Way Home; Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible; Light in the Shadows and Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity.  These films form the core of World Trust’s teaching tools, and have experienced increased exposure -- 23 million views of one clip alone -- generating national dialogue and critical thinking that is impacting institutions and communities across the country.  Dr. Butler served as diversity consultant and advisor on the Oscar-winning Disney animated film, Zootopia, which focuses on challenging bias and systemic inequity. Shakti’s work incorporates whole body learning through stories, art, movement and dialogue. Her current film/dialogue program, Healing Justice: Cultivating a World of Belonging, is helping to inform a national conversation about interrupting the youth to prison pipeline. 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ERICA WEBBER 

BOARD CHAIR

RICK BUTLER

TREASURER

JASMINE A. SMITH

SECRETARY

MATTHEW BALANO

SHAKTI BUTLER, PHD 

YOLANDA RONQUILLO, PHD

CRAIG ELLIOT, PHD

AMIKAEYLA GASTON

MAKANI THEMBA

 

ADVISORY BOARD

CARL ANTHONY, PHD

CONNIE CAGAMPANG HELLER

VAN JONES

MORGAN JAMES

MARGARET PALOMA PAVEL, PHD

PETER SHWARTZ

 

 World Trust Educational Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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