Eracism Foundation Background:
Eracism Foundation Inc. is a 501c3 Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation that was founded on January 5, 2006 by Oscar Winning Actor Louis Gossett Jr., who upon envisioning the organization, has committed the last quadrant of his life to an all out conscious offensive against racism, violence, and ignorance relative to the role and significance of history in positioning individuals and collective communities for the future.
Our mission is to eradicate the systematic impacts of all forms of racism by providing programs that foster cultural diversity, historical enrichment, education, and antiviolence initiatives.
The organization is grounded in its vision to contribute to the betterment of our society by addressing the negative impacts of racism therein. By addressing these issues, connecting individuals to their history/culture, and empowering them with the appropriate educational and training resources available in our programs, we will position the recipients of these services to improve the quality of life in their respective communities. It is our belief that through this vital connection to such services and a connection to their past, individuals will be better equipped to embark on a positive future for the benefit of their collective communities in the process
Our position is to serve as a vital resource between communities impacted by violence and their access to the tools necessary to improve their current circumstances:
Engaging youth involved in gang activity with a series of intensive antiviolence camp initiatives and forums designed to promote peace, antiviolence, personal responsibility, and re-entry into positive, productive citizenship.
Educating the community through after school programs focusing on mentoring and tutorial services to nurture the academic and professional development of children from diverse communities.
Historically enriching the community and promoting diversity through a series of documentaries, psychodramas, plays, and interactive videos addressing the historical contributions and current relevance of these efforts in improving the quality of life among today’s youth and adults alike.
Words To Think On For March 3
Clear Thinking— Carleen Brice, Walk Tall
Spring-cleaning time! Sometimes our homes become so cluttered and messy that we simply can’t take it anymore, and we have to do some deep cleaning. Our minds also need a good cleaning from time to time. We have to clear out the cobwebs of damning messages and lay down a polish of affirming thoughts. Clutter hampers our thought processes and confuses us. We can think more clearly when we get rid of old tapes that play negative messages about ourselves.
Clear thinking leads to healthier choices and, therefore, better results. Today, let’s make a commitment to get rid of negative thoughts and beliefs so that we can head into spring with clear minds and loving hearts.
I clear my mind of debris and noise and create space for healing.