A world without discrimination.
Spread empathy. Increase inclusion. Reduce 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:
- developing empathy skills to create more inclusive people and communities;
- sharing the stories and experiences of marginalized or misrepresented people in order to build understanding, promote inclusivity, and reduce discrimination;
- 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’).