A rising tide of intolerance and disrespect is sweeping our communities and negatively affecting our relationships and connections with one another.
More than ever, paradigms of “us and them” are dividing our neighborhoods and instilling fear and distrust among different groups of people. When we do mix, we enter conversations through our own lenses and experiences. It is challenging to engage in healthy and respectful conversations with people who have different views and backgrounds.
Educators and social scientists agree that implicit or unconscious bias exists in ALL OF US.
We are unaware of it, it happens outside of our control, and it can be harmful. However, proven methods to break down impicit bias do exist. The Common Circles experiences utilize extensive academic research in combination with cutting-edge technologies to increase empathy and reduce bias.
Common Circles designs all experiences with an equity lens and empowers youth by developing experiences with their guidance.
Common Circles’ experiences are scalable and utilize metrics to measure changes in attitudes, knowledge and behavior.
Common Circles believes in collaborating with others and strives to connect users with organizations in their own communities and throughout the country so that they can engage in further programming.
Common Circles’ goal is to forge a more respectful, inclusive and equitable 21st century.
Common Circles is empowering youth by developing experiences with their guidance and will be connecting visitors with organizations in their own communities so that they can engage in further programming and work collaboratively to forge a more respectful, inclusive and equitable 21st century.
Photos by Bayeté Ross Smith