David is the Associate Director of White Awake, a racial and economic justice-based political education organization with the primary focus of supporting white people's engagement in multiracial movement building. Year round, he co-facilitates online courses (most frequently with White Awake Director, Eleanor Hancock) that offer participants political analysis, social movement strategy, and tools for inner resilience. This page includes upcoming offerings and descriptions of recent courses David has facilitated. You can also sign up here to be the first to know when new trainings open up and check out this page to read in depth descriptions of all White Awake courses.


Before We Were White: Ancestral recovery for collective liberation 


This course is for people with European ancestry (white and mixed race alike) to explore this ancestry as a means to gain greater emotional resilience for collective liberation. Participants will peer through the veil of time to gain a fully integrated understanding of their history. Together, they will learn how capitalism, white supremacy, and settler colonialism shaped their ancestors, the vast harms that these processes led many to carry out, the rooted traditions that came before, and the legacy of resistance that persisted along the way. Learn more about the course (registration is now closed).


FALL 2021 

Roots Deeper than Whiteness


Building emotional strength and political clarity for collective liberation


SUMMER 2021 

Radical Anti-Bias Education


Cultivating true comrades in struggle

SPRING 2021 

Unbreakable Solidarity


Analysis and strategy for coming together, breaking free, and building the world we need


The banner photo above, taken by Jack Rottier, is from the 1968 Poor People's Campaign, Martin Luther King Jr.'s final cause that sought to unite the multiracial working class to stand against the interlocking evils of poverty, racism, and militarism.