Stigma will not have the last word

Re-Storying Dignity

From Stigma To Compassion

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has identified compassion as a necessity for the survival of humanity. One of the ways we can increase compassion in our communities is to identify, reduce and ultimately, eradicate stigma in our lives, homes, workplaces, and communities.

 

Stigma is Incompatible with Compassion

Stigma is shame -

Shame that a person feels internally for experiencing stigma or shame that humans project onto others because of their behavior. Stigmatizing others is an act of violence.  

The effects of stigma are paralyzing and long-standing. As community builders, CA is committed to stigma awareness, reduction, and elimination.  We intentionally create safe and brave spaces for individual stories and experiences. Our curated conversations allow people with intersectional identities to be a part of communities that welcome their whole selves. In creating spaces and opportunities of belonging, we practice stigma reduction and elimination.

Originally, we conceived and contracted to write the storytelling performance, Re-Storying Dignity: From Stigma to Compassion, celebrating the transformation of five black women who refused to let stigma have the last word.

It addressed HIV, disability, mental health, wrongful incarceration, and navigating LGBTQIA identity within the Black community

Then we expanded our commitment to stigma reduction beyond that initial concept.

 

Stigma Must Be Addressed everywhere and Anywhere

We Celebrate All Human Dignity

PRIDE

We brings welcome and accessibility tents for the disability community to the Atlanta PRIDE festival.

Refugees and Immigrants

Our Pride in Mother Tongue initiative offers safe and welcoming spaces for refugee and immigrant LGBTQIA folks to gather.

The Storytelling Event

Originally, we conceived and contracted to write the storytelling performance, Re-Storying Dignity: From Stigma to Compassion, celebrating the transformation of five black women who refused to let stigma have the last word.It addressed HIV, disability, mental health, wrongful incarceration, and navigating LGBTQIA identity within the Black communityThen we deepened our commitment to stigma reduction beyond that initial concept.

Kroger Community Rewards

Did you know that you can help create a more compassionate Atlanta every time you go to the supermarket?

If you have a registered Kroger Plus Card (available for free at the Customer Service desk in every Kroger store) and a Kroger Community Rewards online account, and choose us as your designated non-profit organization, your purchases will begin earning rewards for Compassionate Atlanta within 7 to 10 business days!