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Give Us Your Time, Your Money, Your Creativity & Your Passion.
Our Mission is to Create an All-Communities Curriculum and Conversation on
Racial Healing, Understanding and Empathy.
We begin here online with the creation of a Classroom, Library and Newsroom in addition to Grace Park. Explore the site and please contribute your thoughts. It’s an old theory — largely out of fashion these days — but we sincerely believe that good people can discuss difficult subjects in a calm and respectful manner.
We’d like to find people willing to commit to this discussion. To hopefully move the conversation from here online to our existing safe places where we can be honest without being labeled. And finally, most hopefully, organically move into our communities.
We also need to / would like to / and would be grateful for finding good folks that can help with:
Site Development — New information & research will be added (on an irregular schedule) to this site. Please post your thoughts on what’s here and your recommendations as to what should be here. We succeed only when the community contributes!
Communicate — We’re looking forward to developing a social media platform in both public and members-only flavors. The members-only platforms will allow us to share ideas, calendars, organize, etc.
Curriculum — We continue to develop our (not yet) award winning All-Communities Curriculum. Our initial effort, the “Speaking of Race” series includes suggestions on getting started (eg. suggesting your book club read “A Mighty Long Way ~ My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School”).
Self-Analysis — We are all biased. It is baked into our DNA. The first step in our process is offering a (completely voluntary, only you will ever see) self-analysis questionnaire (developed by the best folks in town) to help chart where we are in our thinking regarding race. At milestones, we may choose to take the “quiz” again to understand how we have grown.
So begin as you will ~~ Site Tour, Grace Park, Classroom, Library or Newsroom. Whichever approach you take is the correct path. For your steps alone.
For the many ways you help the cause,
large and small, seen and unseen,
we thank you.