About and Acknowledgements

About the Racial Equity Tools Team

Contact us at twpinfo@racialequitytools.org to learn more about the TWP curriculum!


Pilot Sites, Phase One:

  • 13th Annual White Privilege Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 2012.
    Facilitators: Shakti Butler and Maggie Potapchuk
    Observer: Gita Gulati-Partee

  • Public Allies, University of Delaware, May 2012.
    Facilitators: Maggie Potapchuk and Gita Gulati-Partee
    Observer: Sally Leiderman

  • Connecticut Health Foundation, Health Leadership Fellows Program Alumni, June 2012.
    Facilitators: Shakti Butler, Sally Leiderman, and Maggie Potapchuk

Pilot Sites, Phase Two:

  • Center for Diversity and Innovation at the Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek – Battle Creek, Michigan – January & February 2015.
    Facilitators: Shakti Butler, Sally Leiderman, and Maggie Potapchuk

  • Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance (located in Holland, Michigan, and serving western Michigan) – Grand Haven, Michigan – February 2015.
    Facilitators: Shakti Butler, Sally Leiderman, and Maggie Potapchuk

  • Michigan Roundtable on Diversity and Inclusion – Southfield, Michigan – December 2015.
    Facilitators: Shakti Butler, Sally Leiderman, and Maggie Potapchuk

Thank you to Gita Gulati-Partee for serving as a facilitator and observer during phase one of the curriculum’s development.

THANK YOU to all the participants of our pilot workshops for providing invaluable feedback in the development of the Transforming White Privilege curriculum.


“White America in the generality, he argued, refused to do such a thing because the exploration itself would reveal that the price of the ticket to be here in the United States was in fact to leave behind the particulars of Europe and become white. That transformation “choked many a human being to death,” because to become white meant the subjugation of others, an act that disfigured the soul by closing off the ability to see oneself in others, and to see them in oneself. Our task, Baldwin maintained, was to understand the history of how that disfiguring of the soul happened and, in doing so, to free oneself and the country from the insidious hold of whiteness in order to become a different kind of creation − a different way of being in the world.”

~ Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Host Coordinators:

  • Tommy Fisher

  • Gail Harrison

  • Alfredo Hernandez

  • Elizabeth Krause

  • Sarah Salguera

  • Stacey Stevens

  • Jorge Zeballos

Transforming White Privilege Reviewers

  • Diane Goodman

  • Gita Gulati-Partee

  • Barbara Heisler

  • Tammy Johnson

  • Dia Penning

  • Niyonu Spann

  • Jesse Villalobos

  • Scott Winn


  • Annie E. Casey Foundation

  • Everyday Democracy

  • Leadership Learning Community

  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation


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