Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley

Karen Bouris

Biography

Karen Bouris is the director of the new Belonging in Business and CEOs Advancing Racial Equity & Belonging programs with john powell at the Othering & Belonging Institute. She’s also co-creating an immersive arts and somatic experience at the intersection of race, healing, and creative expression. Karen’s work has always circled around the environment, justice, and the arts, as a founding executive director, editor, publisher, and producer. She has created media as a tool for movement building, designed national campaigns to invite people in, founded nonprofits, collaborated on policy initiatives, produced an award-winning documentary and digital media library, and bridged across sectors, movements, issues, and humans.