Our mission is to empower the creation of environments where diﬀerences are recognized, understood, appreciated, and utilized for the beneﬁt of all through both time-tested and innovative training and tools, public advocacy, and consulting models addressing the personal, interpersonal, cultural, and institutional levels.
We envision a more equitable world where:
● Diﬀerences are valued and used for the beneﬁt of all
● There is a common awareness of and language for addressing issues of diﬀerence among all sectors
● Communities listen more, always seek to understand each other ﬁrst, grow in their curiosity of each other's perspective, and accept that multiple perspectives are the pathway towards equity and liberation.
● Our justice, health care, education, and other systems are more equitable
●Intersectionality is recognized, understood, and acted upon
Founding Director Valerie Batts, VP, Training and Development, explains VISIONS approach to language and how it enhances our effectiveness.