Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference

02/23/2021 - 02/24/2021

Cost: Free

Shakti Butler PhD, a dynamic filmmaker and visionary educator in the field of social and racial equity, will provide the keynote address for the 17th annual Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference on Feb. 23. 

Butler's keynote, "Framing a Racial Justice Foundation," begins at 3:30 p.m. via Webex. It is open to the public; viewers should click here to join the Feb. 23 keynote.

On Feb. 24, "Healing and Radical Imagination," an interactive workshop designed to encourage open conversation and exploration of first steps to begin working towards healing the deep wounds caused by racial injustice. The workshop runs from 4-6 p.m.; click here to join the workshop on Webex

The AWSJ events coordinate with the St. Ambrose University College of Arts and Sciences 2020-21 Academic Theme, Changing Climates: From Rising Seas to Societal Needs. The conference is sponsored by Ambrose Women for Social Justice, the Baecke Endowment for the Humanities, and the Rev. Joseph E. Kokjohn Endowment for Catholic Peace and Justice.

Dr. ButlerAbout Shakti Butler, PhD
Butler is the president and founder of World Trust Educational Services Inc., an organization dedicated to racial justice and healing through film, curricula and programs that are catalysts for institutional, structural, and cultural change. She has produced five documentaries and her latest project, Healing Justice: Cultivating a World of Belonging, is igniting a national conversation about justice through the lens of restorative practices, accountability, and healing.

Butler was a diversity consultant for Zootopia, a Disney film on challenging bias and stereotypes, and is currently building World Trust's body of work to include the benefits of radical imagination, healing and play in creating cultures of belonging. She received a doctorate in Transformative Learning from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

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AWSJ Conference

Keynote by Dr. Shakti Butler

Shakti Butler PhD, dynamic filmmaker and visionary educator of social and racial equity, is the keynote speaker for the Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference.

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