Planned Initiatives

 

Here we've decided to elaborate on our planned intiatives that will serve as our vehicle of change. We want to provide a clear understanding of how we will usher in change. We are always open to suggestions because this must be a concerted effort. Love is not passive. It is active and involved.

CEU/Education Initiative

Initiative 1

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela

 

Become a CEU approved provider – CEU stands for ‘Continuing Education Units’. Professionals in most industries need CEUs to maintain their licensure. Our organization will seek to become a CEU approved organization. Our curriculum will consist of pertinent research and data that will assist with people’s understanding of issues regarding racism and diversity. We believe that there is a lack of CEU approved providers that directly address racism and we desire to remedy this gap. We will also seek out opportunities to hold seminars that will be available to any member of the general public willing to understand this complex topic.

 

Establishing this is also a priority for our organization because this will assist us with sustainability. By providing a consistent stream of income, we will use this method to bring our vision into fruition.

Operation 'Tabula Rasa'

Initiative 2

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death” – Albert Einstein

 

Create support groups for adolescents entering adulthood – By developing a relationship with our primary and secondary educational institutions, our organization will develop after-school programs that will be age-sensitive to the psychological development of adolescents. An example of this is a support group for adolescents that are enrolled in secondary education (9th through 12th grades) where they are allowed to have an informal dialogue about the socially constructed concept of race. In this setting, the leader of the group will serve not as a teacher, but a group facilitator, providing room for participants to express and process their own feelings and experiences that are race-specific.

 

We operate with the knowledge that humans enter this world with a mind as a ‘tabula rasa’, an epistemological idea commonly referred to as an empty slate. The phenomenon adopts the notion that indifference and hatred is taught and is not coded into our DNA. Our organization desires to serve as a remedy to the misguided information that is being given to our nation’s children regarding race throughout the stages of psychosocial development.

We will also create social clubs that will serve as a source of support and education to adults, such as book clubs for example.

The Unplugged Program

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." - Lao Tzu

The purpose of the Unplugged Program is to provide an opportunity for participants to explore the heritages/cultures of the various ethnic groups in America and their contributions to our nation, beginning with minority groups. The goal is to set up six week history focused educational programs. The program will allow participants to, not only learn about the culture and history they identify with, but also afford them the opportunity to be fully immersed in their culture by traveling to a historically significant part of the world. The idea is that the physical reconnection, via classroom in a historically significant part of the world, and the mental reconnection, via the culture-focused exploration, will create an environment conducive to the development of a spiritual conscious and awareness. This program is as spiritual as it is educational in that it will assist in eliminating ethnocentric rooted perceptual realities. The program does this by providing space for people to understand their connection to all living beings by challenging their current understandings of the world.

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