Mission & Vision

Vision:

A world without discrimination.

Mission:

Spread empathyIncrease inclusionReduce discrimination.

We believe that:

  • discrimination is toxic, both for the victim and the one who discriminates, as well as for their communities;
  • inclusive communities require that people become self-aware; 
  • empathy can be learned and occurs both consciously and unconsciously; 
  • sharing our individual stories and experiences helps us recognize our common humanity;
  • inclusion has limits, such as expressions of humanity that threaten the safety and security of others;
  • supporting individual journeys of transformation and meeting people where they are at is more effective than promoting individual change through confrontation; and
  • the most profound individual transformation happens through the heart. (As a result, we often use art as a medium to convey our message).

 

We focus on three areas:

  1. developing empathy skills to create more inclusive people and communities;
  2. sharing the stories and experiences of marginalized or misrepresented people in order to build understanding, promote inclusivity and reduce discrimination;
  3. creating self-awareness and self-understanding to improve empathy skills, and to address biases, fear, and barriers to connection.

 

We define discrimination as treating a person or group badly for reasons such as their race, religion, gender, sexual preference, or disability (often referred to as ‘grounds’).

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What's Your story?

Everyday, all the time, we are all playing key roles in our corners of the world. A moment of eye contact, a smile, an extra question like "so how are you?", a pause to hold the door open, a few words to validate how someone is feeling...there are things we can do all the time to remind each other we belong, we are valued, we are part of this great and diverse human family. Tell us about something small or big that you did, or that happened to you, where the result was a sense of connection, belonging, or the recognition of our shared humanity.

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