Kindness eases change. Love quiets fear.


Kindness eases change.
Love quiets fear.
And a sweet and powerful
Positive obsession
Blunts pain,
Diverts rage,
And engages each of us
In the greatest,
The most intense
Of our chosen struggles.

– Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents

At the National Equity Project, we bring people together to design and create resilient, thriving and liberated communities. We believe change happens when leaders connect and collaborate to create thriving places of belonging and value for every child and family.

In light of the rapid and emerging developments around the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reimagining what it means to gather people and groups to do their best thinking, designing, and healing while maintaining physical distance. We have made the decision to shift all of our upcoming open-registration events to virtual convenings. We have also cancelled all work-related travel for our client engagements and continue to support our staff to work virtually while balancing care for their children and families. While we will not be physically gathering, we hope to provide meaningful and impactful virtual experiences that will support people to learn and build relationships and community in these complex times.

We’re only as strong as our most vulnerable. This is the time to focus our equity lens on all our decisions and conversations. Who is most impacted by our current systems and structures? In this moment our “vulnerable populations” aren’t othered but belong to all of us – our aging parents, our favorite restaurants and small business owners, our nurses and doctors providing care without adequate protections.

This is a moment of great disruption. We encourage you to find comfort in leading for equity as “our chosen struggle.” Use this time of physical distance to learn, heal, observe, question, imagine, design, and continue to take courageous action toward creating the just and equitable systems and communities we need and deserve.

“Physical distancing – NOT social distancing.”
– Jayeesha Dutta, Another Gulf Is Possible

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About Sara Gray

Director of Communications & Marketing at the National Equity Project
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