About Us

skyline2womenThrough education rooted in love and justice, World Trust is a catalyst for racial equity. World Trust produces diversity videos and workshops that deepen the conversation about race.

We need to talk.  Devastating racial inequity persists in the U.S.  Race, more than any other demographic factor, determines levels of health, wealth and achievement in the United States.

The conversation about race is shallow and remains focused on individuals.  It stops us from talking. It freezes our capacity to connect, to analyze, and to act across crucial racial divides. Without intervention, the system of inequity is self-perpetuating.

At over 1500 institutions nationwide, thousands are talking with the support of World Trust diversity videos.  World Trust films by Shakti Butler are known for their critical mass of insightful stories, which remove barriers to framing and analyzing the system of racial inequity. Clips from our films have been viewed and shared over 1,200,000 times online. Learn more about Diversity Films & Videos

Our workshops open the way for institutional change.
Each year World Trust’s team of facilitators support more than 50 institutions in education, healthcare, nonprofit, social services, philanthropy and faith to achieve their diversity & inclusion goals. We offer the skills to perceive and challenge the internal and external system that reinforces racial oppression.   We use the powerful combination of film, dialogue and transformative learning in diversity activities that create new understandings.  In addition, we work to heal the wounds of racism by building community and cultivating the practices of love-in-action and respect: kindness, non-judgment, compassion, deep listening.   We believe that suffering perpetuated by racial and economic divides is, at its core, the result of a disconnect from our collective humanity.  This disconnect plays itself out within ourselves, in our relationships with others and in our institutions and structures.  Our workshops spark individual learning and link it to a growing collective will that is committed to change. Learn more about Workshops & Presentations.

World Trust’s resources for educators and facilitators inspire deep, transformative adult learning.
Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: Racial Equity Learning Modules highlight the work of leading social justice advocates, educators, and artists, as a tool for others who are teaching and facilitating in the cultural diversity and racial equity field.

The World Trust Vision: We envision a world where transformative love-in-action is pervasive, deep peace is ordinary and the unity consciousness that permeates it … Extraordinary!

More about World Trust:
The System of Racial Inequity
Shakti Butler, PhD – Founder, Filmmaker & Racial Justice Educator
Filmmaking for your organization

World Trust Educational Services is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1987, and supported by donations from individuals, families and foundations, and through income from seminars and the sales of our films.