Manifesto


The world is a harsh place. People are treated unfairly. People are scared. People get hurt. This matters because people matter. All people. I know I can't be perfect. I know I cannot fix everything. But I can make a choice. I can choose to be a peacemaker. And I commit to making this choice, every day.

Put Peace, First Every Day - A better world starts with a better me. I will start the journey with my own heart and mind.

Put Peace, First Every Day - A better world starts with a better me. I will start the journey with my own heart and mind.

Take a Stand - I know that courage isn’t about a lack of fear. It is being scared and still standing up, again and again, for what is right.

Take a Stand - I know that courage isn’t about a lack of fear. It is being scared and still standing up, again and again, for what is right.

Keep Trying - I will own my mistakes and learn from them. I will apologize for the hurt I cause and learn how to be a more caring person. I will remind myself and everyone around me that we don’t have to be perfect, we just have to keep trying to do what is right and just.

Keep Trying - I will own my mistakes and learn from them. I will apologize for the hurt I cause and learn how to be a more caring person. I will remind myself and everyone around me that we don’t have to be perfect, we just have to keep trying to do what is right and just.

Raise my Hand - I will identify an injustice, will learn as much as I can, imagine a better way and say yes to doing something about it.

Raise my Hand - I will identify an injustice, will learn as much as I can, imagine a better way and say yes to doing something about it.

Bring Others Along - I can do a lot by myself; I can do even more with others. I will use my brains and my heart to create opportunities for other people to be smart and courageous. Together, we are changing the world.

Bring Others Along - I can do a lot by myself; I can do even more with others. I will use my brains and my heart to create opportunities for other people to be smart and courageous. Together, we are changing the world.

Open my Heart - I will act with kindness. I will work to really listen to the needs and ideas of others, especially those I disagree with.

Open my Heart - I will act with kindness. I will work to really listen to the needs and ideas of others, especially those I disagree with.

Work with Unlikely Allies - I will cross lines of difference to get things done. I will not let history keep me from connecting with people who can help.

Work with Unlikely Allies - I will cross lines of difference to get things done. I will not let history keep me from connecting with people who can help.