Consistently, in screenings with over 30,000 students (grade 6 through university), youth-at-risk, and adults the movie creates a visceral experience of prejudice, and the triumph of focused reason and compassion. In the enlivened atmosphere following each screening, we have a short Q&A, then move into the discussion-based portion of the seminar with full audience participation. Promoting equity begins with addressing the attitudes, beliefs and prejudices we harbour within ourselves, which leads to greater tolerance of our differences and fairer treatment of others. Moving Beyond Prejudice delivers both the inspiration and the necessary tools for this to occur, in real time.
In the MBP spirit of openness we teach new tools for non-violent communication, conflict resolution, reduction of prejudice and discrimination, reduction of fear and the resulting increase in healthy relationships, creativity and productivity, and increased civic and citizenship pride.The incentive to apply what has been learned comes not from moral obligation, but rather from how much better people feel and perform when they move beyond prejudice. In other words, the efficient and effective quality of this training is that it is self-reinforcing and self-actualizing.
Increased individual responsibility in students, youth-at-risk and adults in identifying and overcoming prejudice towards others; increased interaction and cooperation between diverse ethnic, faith, immigrant and cultural groups; increased sensitivity and
vigilance among educators; increased sensitivity and responsiveness in federal public institutions.
Contact Paul Saltzman,
President & CEO, Moving Beyond Prejudice, at
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador;
Past Chair & CEO, TVO; past
Minister—Citizenship, Culture &
Recreation, Ontario Government.
Director, Civil Rights Memorial
Center, SPLC, Montgomery,
Partner, The Goodwin Group;
Past Chair, Women of Tocqueville
Society. Atlanta, GA.
Founder, Chief Trial Attorney,
Southern Poverty Law Center,
Professor Emeritus, Faculty of
Management, University of Toronto;
Founder, USA Network; Chair &
CEO, Koplovitz & Company. NYC.
Quarterly; past Editor, Harper’s
CEO, The Indeka Group;
Founder & Executive Director,
Facing History & Ourselves.
National Educational Assoc.,
Human & Civil Rights Department,
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