Amy Hunter

Manager of Diversity and Inclusion
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Manager of Diversity and Inclusion for St. Louis Children’s Hospital since mid-2016. Previously served seven years as Racial Justice Director of YWCA St. Louis where she initiated and sponsored Witnessing Whiteness groups. Co-facilitator of St. Louis’ Truth and Reconciliation process; educational equity and youth activism ally and advocate; frequent media commentator and speaker. Expertise in critical race theory.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

Activating White Solidarity and Accountability for Racial Justice: Models and Challenges

It IS possible for white people to do effective, accountable work in solidarity with frontline communities without defaulting to the White Savior Syndrome! Hear the challenges and rewards of activating white solidarity and accountability for racial justice from one national and two regional organizations. The workshop will share tools and allow participants to practice concrete ways to bring more white people into racial justice work. SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is a building a broad-based, nationwide, multi-racial progressive movement for racial, social, environmental, and economic justice. SURJ has been significantly expanding the base of white people in powerful, accountable and respectful partnerships with people of color. The program staff from the Center for Ethical Living & Social Justice Renewal has been successful in moving beyond voluntourism in New Orleans. Staff will share their experiences guiding service learning volunteers in racial justice work in the post-Katrina city. Both before and in the interim since Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, the YWCA in St. Louis has made a significant impact in activating the consciousness and connections of white racial justice allies within their own communities and spheres of influence. Staff will share their experience in leading Witnessing Whiteness groups over the past five years.

Speakers: Mary Ferguson, Amy Hunter, Coleen Murphy, Carla Wallace