About the Global Foundation

With the current uprisings in the United States and around the globe, the topics of racial equality and social justice are finally receiving the attention and urgency they deserve. But as protests recede, the challenge to maintain long-term momentum looms large. How do we keep going? How do we ensure that this awakening leads to real, substantive and systemic change?

Now the real work begins. It is work that Courageous Conversation has been doing for over 25 years.

The mission of the Courageous Conversation Global Foundation is to elevate racial consciousness through interracial healing. We seek to unite people of all races to engage in the most effective precipitant of social change: authentic, sustained and compelling intra- and interracial dialogue. The conversations we foster create safe spaces for learning, solidarity and transformation to occur. If we are to eradicate racism, this is the hard work that must be done.

The Global Foundation believes that systemic change starts in our communities.

About the Global Foundation

Our Leadership Team

Courageous Conversation Global Foundation is a nonprofit organization that relies on our Board of Directors to provide strategic guidance and support throughout the year so all our programs remain transformative. The Board meets frequently throughout the year to make sure our community-based programs deliver on our mission, both locally and abroad.

Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson

Executive Director

Madame Athena Chang

Madame Athena Chang

Program Director

Glenn Singleton

Glenn Singleton

Board Chair

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Board Secretary

Christine Lim

Christine Lim

Board Treasurer

Colette Pierce Burnette

Colette Pierce Burnette

Board Member

Brooke Gregory

Brooke Gregory

Board Member

Diane Tipton Land

Diane Tipton Land

Board Member

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Board Member

Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy

Board Member

Our Honorary Board Members

Angela Bassett

Award-Winning Actress, Director, Producer and Activist
Honorary Board Chair

Michael Eric Dyson

Professor, Author and Activist
Honorary Board Member

Timon Kyle Durrett

Actor, Producer
Honorary Board Member

Nikki Giovanni

Award-Winning Poet, Professor and Activist
Honorary Board Member

Domenika Lynch

Executive Director, Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program
Honorary Board Member