Who are the creators?
working together to create a lasting impact on the relationships between black women and white women
Real and lasting unity begins with understanding.
Faith English, a black woman, uses her compassion, experience and education to bring people together. With a unique ability to see opportunities for growth and a belief in the beauty of human life, Faith strives to create programming that improves our communities by improving social relations. Her aptitude for social justice programming came to light when she created and managed a family law legal clinic for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Since then, she has devoted her talents to offering dynamic, targeted social justice and social relations programs designed, not only to educate, but also to guide participants toward unity of purpose. Faith earned a law degree from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and later returned to law school earning a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in international human rights. Faith's guiding principle is service for the advancement of humanity, and her work is consistently described as “enlightening” and “inspiring.”
Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.
- Daniel Boorstin
Debby Irving, a white woman, brings to racial justice the perspective of working as a non-profit administrator and classroom teacher for 25 years without understanding her own whiteness. At the age of 49, a graduate school course, Racial and Cultural Identity, helped her understand why her efforts to “help” build diversity had been so lackluster and how understanding her own racialization was critical to making meaningful change. Since then, Debby has devoted herself to working with white people also grappling with the impact white skin can have on perception, problem solving, and creating vibrant and productive racially mixed communities and organizations. A graduate of the Winsor School in Boston, she holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MBA from Simmons College. Her first book, Waking Up White, tells the story of how she went from well-meaning to well-doing.