Who We Are

Our Board

Trustee

Robin Benton is an Anti Racist Activist, Community Organizer, and Human Rights, Educator. He presently works as Chairman of the Racial Equity Committee for his Neighborhood Association. He also sits on the US Human Rights Cities Alliance Steering Committee.

Treasurer

Sandy is a NYC metro area community organizer, and private practitioner with a focus on depression, anxiety and addictions. She has taught social justice at Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service.

Secretary

Rev. David Billings, a white anti-racist, Organizer, Educator, Minister, and a long-distance runner for social justice, pulls the covers off the intricacies of white supremacy in this nation.

Vice President

Bonnie Berman Cushing is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an anti-racist organizer and educator. She has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years as a family-systems therapist.

President

Activist, educator, and scholar, Charley Flint is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey. Dr. Flint is also the Coordinator of Internships in Criminal Justice; has served as the Director of the Race and Gender Project; and was the founder of ALANA, a program of and for women of color in higher education in New Jersey.

Trustee

Edie Grauer, BSW, MSW, is a seasoned non-profit executive and change agent whose career has focused on promoting empowerment, inclusion and self-determination of oppressed and disenfranchised persons.

Our Facilitators

Robin Mallison Alpern has a lifelong concern for racial justice and equity. Robin’s anti-racist activism has taken a variety of forms, including study of books, films, and lectures; taking part in workshops, seminars, and trainings; publishing essays, articles, and reports; public speaking; facilitating community dialogue; designing and leading workshops; and community organizing.

Liza Minno Bloom is an organizer and educator of Slovak and Anglo descent. She is engaged in various racial justice and popular education efforts in her home of Asbury Park, NJ (occupied Lenni Lenape land), with the Racial Justice Project and the Asbury Park Education Justice Collective.

Bonnie Berman Cushing is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an anti-racist organizer and educator. She has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years as a family-systems therapist.

Activist, educator, and scholar, Charley Flint is Professor of Sociology at William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey. Dr. Flint is also the Coordinator of Internships in Criminal Justice; has served as the Director of the Race and Gender Project; and was the founder of ALANA, a program of and for women of color in higher education in New Jersey.

Edie Grauer, BSW, MSW, is a seasoned non-profit executive and change agent whose career has focused on promoting empowerment, inclusion and self-determination of oppressed and disenfranchised persons.

Jeff Hitchcock

Jeff Hitchcock is co-founder of the Center for the Study of White American Culture, Inc. He has authored several articles and a book, titled Lifting the White Veil: A Look at White American Culture.

Orinthia Swindell is a CSWAC trainer and Associate Director of Diversity at Brooklyn Friends School where she has been a member of the Brooklyn Friends School community for over twenty years. She began teaching in the Preschool Afterschool program and later served as the Family Center Coordinator. She became Associate Director of Diversity in 2012.

Our Staff/Volunteers

Director of Training

Robin Mallison Alpern has a lifelong concern for racial justice and equity. Robin’s anti-racist activism has taken a variety of forms, including study of books, films, and lectures; taking part in workshops, seminars, and trainings; publishing essays, articles, and reports; public speaking; facilitating community dialogue; designing and leading workshops; and community organizing.

Operational Support

For over 36 years, Margery Freeman has been an organizer and trainer with The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, a national, multiracial, antiracist organization that provides training and organizing in "Undoing Racism/Community Organizing" with diverse organizations and groups across the country and internationally.

Director of Outreach and Marketing

Edie Grauer, BSW, MSW, is a seasoned non-profit executive and change agent whose career has focused on promoting empowerment, inclusion and self-determination of oppressed and disenfranchised persons.

Jeff Hitchcock
Executive Director

Jeff Hitchcock is co-founder of the Center for the Study of White American Culture, Inc. He has authored several articles and a book, titled Lifting the White Veil: A Look at White American Culture.

Online Technical Support
Social Media Support