For decades Z. Smith Reynolds has provided inspiration to our the team here at Social Profit Strategies with their commitment to the values of fairness, inclusion and equity. For the past two years, ZSR has supported our work with the City of Asheville and communities on the margins that are implementing Circle Forward governance to build leadership and capacity.
We were proud and gratified to read ZSR’s response to HB2, co-authored with the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation in the Winston-Salem Journal.
“Ultimately, we know that communities are built through dialogue and action, not only laws. When we know and understand our neighbors, even if we disagree with them, we are more likely to develop shared approaches to community challenges that will provide mutual benefit. When we recognize the values that we share are far more numerous than those that may divide us, we are more likely to learn from one another and move forward in ways that provide greater opportunity for all.”
We could not agree more! Thanks to Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation for their ongoing leadership and commitment to supporting NC communities in learning and practicing processes and tools that allow the values of fairness, inclusion and equity to be experienced in real life.
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