Sarah Halley is an organizational development consultant and experiential educator with 18 years experience, working primarily on team building, leadership development, inclusive strategic planning, and diversity/cultural competence.
She began taking on leadership for the White People Confronting Racism program in 2012 as well as helping train new facilitators. Sarah is also the founder and co-director of Playback for Change, a multiracial improvisational theatre troupe that uses playback theatre as a vehicle for social change, and is an international leader and trainer in the international Playback Theatre movement. Sarah also has a background in engineering and spent 8 years as a classroom teacher in the Philadelphia area.
Andie Corso (picture to come)
Andie is a learner, teacher and coach. Andie spent the first 20 years of her career in public school education – investing in youth ages 3-21. While Andie can (and will!) still teach a great math lesson, she has shifted her focus to adult learning and development. Andie first encountered White People Confronting Racism as a participant in May 2018 and experienced the transformational power of working with other white people in an embodied, rigorous and non-judgemental community. In the book My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem writes “Healing from white-body supremacy begins with the body – your body. But it does not end there. In order to heal the collective body that is America, we also need social activism that is body centered. We cannot individualize our way out of white-body supremacy. Nor can we merely strategize our way out. We need collective action – action that heals.” Returning time and again to the community of White People Confronting Racism – as a learner and a facilitator – allows Andie to prepare and practice for embodied collective action. Andie’s other life interests include baking, reading fiction and caring for her wonderful cat