Winter Institute Think Tank

Upon the successful gathering of practitioners and academics in equity and healing work in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 2011, the Winter Institute has created a permanent association of key leaders in their field to advise us on issues of discrimination based on difference.

The group gathered again in October, 2012, in Cape Town, South Africa, to consider three projects: the next phase of work for the Apartheid Archive Project; the creation of a progressive global response to increasing extremism around the world; and the development of a comprehensive evaluation model for community work that is grounded in the authentic experiences of leaders at the local level.

Marjeanna Burge, Academic Advisor at Tarrant County College, Comanche Nation tribal member

Fort Worth, Texas

Puanani Burgess, Community Building Facilitator and Consultant

Honolulu, Hawai’i

Dr. Norman Duncan, Professor in Psychology, University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr. Karen Fulbright-Anderson, Owner and CEO, The Elegant Vegan; Former Senior Fellow, Roundtable on Community Change, Aspen Institute

Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Dr. Anita Parrott George, Educational Consultant, Public Speaker, Facilitator and Workshop Leader

Starkville, Mississippi

Dr. John J. Green, Professor of Sociology,University of Mississippi

Oxford, Mississippi

Deepa Iyer, Executive Director of the South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

Washington, DC

Kathy Ko Chin, President and CEO of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

Oakland, California

Dawn Mahi, Lei Hipu’u o Kalihi Valley Project Director, KokuaKalihi Valley Comprehensive Health Services

Honolulu, Hawai’i

Jim McDowell, Community Relations Training and Development Officer, Youth Link

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Mee Moua, President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center (AAJC)

Washington, DC

John Peacock, Community Relations Manager, Youth Link

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Dr. Holly Reynolds, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, University of Mississippi

Oxford, Mississippi

Dr. Marguerite Ro, Chief of the Assessment, Policy Development, and Evaluation Unit of Public Health – Seattle & King County

Seattle, Washington

Ruben Solis Garcia, Founder, University Sin Fronteras

San Antonio, Texas

Dr. Garth Stevens, Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist, University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa

Adin Thayer, Adjunct Faculty at the Smith School for Social Work; Associate Director for the Graduate Certificate Program in Conflict Transformation Across Cultures, School for International Training in Vermont

Springfield, Massachusetts

Robin Toma, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission

Los Angeles, California

Estrus Tucker, Board member and facilitator, Center for Courage and Renewal

Fort Worth, Texas

Sharon Verwoerd, Leader of Transforming Connections

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Wilhelm Verwoerd, Cofounder of Journey Through Conflict and Beyond Walls

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Rejane Williams, Founder and Principal, Embrace

Johannesburg, South Africa

George Wu, Partner with the VENG Group

Pomona, California

Dr. Allan Zinn, Director of the Centre for Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy (CANRAD), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Port Elizabeth, South Africa