The Moving Beyond Prejudice Day programs (MBP) create an intimate and fun experience that invites participants to see a critically important part of our society—prejudice and diversity—with new eyes. It begins with screening the award-winning documentary, Prom Night in Mississippi, featuring Morgan Freeman. The movie is entertaining, powerful and profound. It fills audiences with hope as it portrays a group of young people who, in the face of resistance and oppressive old prejudices, take charge with compassion and courage—successfully standing up for their core values of diversity and inclusion.

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.

The Results

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.

For More Information

Contact Paul Saltzman,
President & CEO, Moving Beyond Prejudice, at

Advisory Council

Morgan Freeman

Actor; philanthropist.
Los Angeles.

Harry Belafonte

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador;
Activist. NYC.

Isabel Bassett

Past Chair & CEO, TVO; past
Minister—Citizenship, Culture &
Recreation, Ontario Government.

Lecia Brooks

Director, Civil Rights Memorial
Center, SPLC, Montgomery,

Mary Buckle

Partner, The Goodwin Group;
Past Chair, Women of Tocqueville
Society. Atlanta, GA.

Morris Dees

Founder, Chief Trial Attorney,
Southern Poverty Law Center,
Montgomery, AL.

James D. Fleck

Professor Emeritus, Faculty of
Management, University of Toronto;
Philanthropist. Toronto.

Kay Koplovitz

Founder, USA Network; Chair &
CEO, Koplovitz & Company. NYC.

Lewis Lapham

Founder-Editor, Lapham’s
Quarterly; past Editor, Harper’s
Magazine. NYC.

Bill Luckett

Attorney; Entrepreneur.
Clarksdale, MS.

Kamal Sharma

CEO, The Indeka Group;
Entrepreneur. Toronto.

Margot Stern Strom

Founder & Executive Director,
Facing History & Ourselves.

Sabrina Williams

National Educational Assoc.,
Human & Civil Rights Department,
Washington, DC.