The non-profit organization People for Peace and Prosperity invited the community to a workshop focusing on racial amity. The goal of the day was to take action towards peace and harmony in a safe environment where conversations about race and diversity were welcome. Soheila Azizi, founder of People for Peace and Prosperity, is eager to break down divisive walls and “… shift the culture that has separated us, has caused us division, into a culture of amity, love and unity.”
It was a powerful workshop that led many participants from near and far to participate. Those who participated showed a strong passion for improving their community especially in the area of race due to its historical divide as well as great hope for the country’s improvement. Despite the many challenges that are present, coming together to find understanding and useful strategies towards unity will create progress. The documentary Race Amity and The Other Tradition produced by the National Center for Race Amity was screened along with lectures and discussion opportunities.
The group also strives to bring people together who come from differing religious ideologies as well as gender equity. Through broadening people’s perspectives, racial amity along with many other causes are in the works of restoration. The workshop was the first of hopefully many in the area to spread love and create unity.