Bonnie Cushing is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an Antiracist Organizer and Educator. She has worked in the mental health field for 25 years as a family-systems therapist and group facilitator, and has devoted herself to the movement for racial and social justice.
She received her MSW from Adelphi University, her training as a family therapist from the Multicultural Family Institute of New Jersey, and her antiracist training from the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. In 2010, she was the Lead Editor of the book Accountability and White Antiracist Organizing: Stories From Our Work, and is currently editing a book about the quest for a spiritualized racial justice practice.
Bonnie is a trainer with the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, a member of the People’s Institute’s Northeast Leadership Collective and its white affinity group, European Dissent, and a co-founder of the North Jersey Chapter of the AntiRacist Alliance. She has been the Vice President of the board of the Center for the Study of White American Culture for the past 5 years, where she also develops curriculum and co-facilitates workshops on issues of white culture, white privilege and white identity.