The following organizations and individuals have endorsed the DIALOG ON WHITENESS: STATEMENT
Bridge Builders, St. Louis, MO.
Center for the Study of White American Culture, Roselle, NJ.
Cross-Cultural Consultation, Randolph, MA.
Partnership Against Racism, Chicago, IL.
Patti DeRosa, M.S.W., M.A. Randolph, MA. Co-director of Cross-Cultural Consultation.
Charley Flint, Ph.D., Roselle, NJ. Founder of ALANA. Associate Professor of Sociology, Wm. Paterson Coll., Wayne, NJ. Vice President and Trustee, Ctr. for the Study of White American Culture.
Donna Gerhardt, M.A., Hackensack, NJ. Vice President in human relations for global financial services firm. Trustee, Ctr. for the Study of White American Culture.
Michael Gerhardt, M.P.A., Hackensack, NJ. Candidate for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church. Treasurer and Trustee, Ctr. for the Study of White American Culture.
Jeff Hitchcock, M.S., M.B.A., Roselle, NJ. Director, President and Trustee, Ctr. for the Study of White American Culture. The examination of whiteness must be a multiracial one.
Ulric Johnson, Ph.D., Boston, MA. Co-director of Cross-Cultural Consultation.
Judith H. Katz, Ed.D.
Executive Vice President
The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.
and author, White Awareness: Handbook for Antiracism Training.
Now, as in the past, we are faced with a climate of increased hostility and
increased overt racism. It is crucial that we who are white and concerned
about these issues speak up and speak out. This conference provides a
positive opportunity for informed dialogue and resulting action in our
individual and collective communities. This is a crucial time. For those of
us who are white we must do more than just increase our awareness; we must
actively take steps for change, working within our own group, developing
positive partnerships across groups and be ever-vigilant in the fight vs.
oppression. The conference, and subsequent activities, should provide an
important lever in the efforts for change.
Jerry Krase, Brooklyn, NY. President of the American Italian History Association (outgoing). I wish to explore how we define ourselves, and are defined by others as white or not white.
Mahrya Monson, M.S., St. Louis. Love Boldly...Risk All....Love to live and live to Love for LOVE IS
ALWAYS THE ANSWER. As a Bridge Builder, and as a human being, I endorse the
Whiteness, imperfect and incomplete, even as we are.
Peggy O'Donoghue, M.S.W. Montclair, NJ. Doctoral candidate, New York University School of Social Work.
Irene Rottenberg, Montclair, NJ. President of G.I.F.T. (Getting Interracial/Intercultural Families Together).
Jilliene Septrion, Highland Park, NJ. I endorse the DIALOG ON WHITENESS: STATEMENT.
Susanna Tardi, Ph.D., Springfield, NJ. Assistant Professor of Sociology, Wm. Paterson Coll., Wayne, NJ. Secretary and Trustee, Ctr. for the Study of White American Culture.
Founder, Partnership Against Racism
Author, "WHITE FOLKS": Seeing America Though Black Eyes.
J.V. Whittenberg, D. Min., Toms River, NJ. Executive Director, Counseling Centers for Human Development.