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Our Vision & Mission

Vision: racially just society committed to wellbeing and relationship.


Mission: provide antiracism dialogue experiences that build community and the personal capacity to eliminate racism and create a just society.

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ACT was started in 2004 by Okogyeamon (Herbert Perkins), Ph.D., MDiv, retired college educator, and the late Margery Otto, a lawyer. Their work is strongly influenced by Joe Feagin, whose writings include The White Racial Frame. Perkins uses his ancestral name, Okogyeamon, given to him in Ghana. (It means “He who awakens a village in danger.”) Otto and Okogyeamon together trained some 60 skilled facilitators to help continue and expand this important work.

Okogyeamon, Cofounder and Executive Director 

Our Story

Upcoming Workshops

  • Antiracism Study Dialogue Circle
    Feb 06, 2025, 10:00 AM
  • Crticial Race Theory Through a Social Justice Lens
    Jun 02, 2022, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    This workshop will be held on June 2nd and June 9th from 5:30-8:30pm CT/6:30-9:30pm ET