As we learned from traveling across all 13 southern states in recent years, solutions to this country’s most pressing challenges will come from the ground up. People’s lived experiences, as we documented in Divided by Design, can help tell us not only about where we’ve been but also where we need to go in the future.
We want to hear your stories, thoughts and experiences during this time of change. We know from our research that personal stories are one of the most impactful ways to change people’s perceptions on the issues of race and equity.
That’s why I’m excited about the new project we’ve launched called Southern Voices: A Reflection of America. We want to continue to uplift diverse voices and personal experiences from across the South.
The project poses simple prompts about today’s big questions to YOU. Take a few minutes, record a quick video and share your voice with the world. This week’s questions are:
- Tell us about your school experience in the South — did you go to school with kids from other backgrounds? Did your school experience impact your views on race?
- What advice would you give southern communities that want to advocate for racial equity but have different opinions on how to do so?
By amplifying the voices within our communities, we hope to share truthful and diverse experiences that will expand the hearts and minds of many as we rebuild a more equitable nation together.
We hope you will take just a few minutes to share your perspective.
Share your story with us!