This past year, we have seen the effects that isolation and exclusion can have on us individually, as a community, as a country, and as a global community.
A pandemic, physical distancing, powerful reminders of overdue action needed for justice and equity, disruptions to the building blocks of social interaction, and more, have both energized and exhausted us. They have separated and divided us. They have disconnected us from each other. And when we are disconnected, we are robbed of the opportunity to learn and grow together.
Building on our grassroots experience from the Spread the Word campaign, this year we are focusing on the importance of connection.
Connection is about building relationships with others who in turn feel seen, heard, and valued. Connection is at the root of inclusion. And although the tools we use to connect may change, our shared need for connection does not.
We invite you and your organization to again join us and plan an activity to encourage connection on Wednesday, March 3rd, which is the global Inclusion Day of activation.
Here are some virtual ways in which you can participate:
- Encouraging people to sign the pledge page online
- Send e-mails
- Text /call your family and friends
- Use your social networks on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Linkedin
- Join Spread the Word Inclusion’s social networking pages
- Send an Evite to friends to take the pledge and spread the word online.
I look forward to hearing about what you are doing. Just sign up and take the pledge on the links below!
Executive Director, Golisano Foundation