RACE ~ SEXUAL ORIENTATION ~ RELIGION ~ GENDER ~ DIS/ABILITY ~ CULTURE ~ CLASS

First: Solidarity within. From here: solidarity across our differences…

for a just and thriving life, community, organization, and a world

where all are honored and no one stands alone.

A 501c3 nonprofit based in Charlottesville, Virginia

“THESE OFFERINGS ARE, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE FINEST I‘VE EXPERIENCED IN MY YEARS OF DOING THIS WORK” 

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The Power of Difference Model (PDM)–describes the framework of three primary patterns in relationship to our differences: Sensitivity, Oneness, and Strength.

The Power of Difference Assessment (PDA)–measures an individual’s patterns according to the Power of Difference Model related to race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, class, gender, and culture.

The Power of Difference Online Certification–supports individuals in learning to integrate the assets of all three patterns in order to live with powerful purpose in solidarity across our differences.

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Support scholarships for young people around the world to join an online Power of Difference Workshop!

“Be the change you want to see in the world” ~Mohandas K. Gandhi

Take the free Race Pattern Quiz (RPQ)

Learn about your primary unconscious pattern related to race (according to the Power of Difference Model).

The RPQ consists of 18 statements about race. Indicate your level of agreement with each one. Information about your primary pattern, your strengths, and your learning edges will be emailed to you.

 

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Your Support Team

Elliott Cisneros

Elliott Cisneros

Executive Director/Founder

Lucero Castro-Frederick

Lucero Castro-Frederick

Board President

Crystal Byrd Farmer

Crystal Byrd Farmer

Board Member

Tamia Spells

Tamia Spells

Board Member

What People Think…

This model has totally changed how I do things in my school…especially the way I use power more consciously. For me, it’s so important to do no harm.  And while I understand my role as a Latino leader in my school – I am learning from the PDA, the model, and from consultation with The Sum how my power and my privilege across many sociocultural differences can be used with more awareness, effectiveness, and care in my relationships to our school secretary, our custodian, the teachers, parents and, of course, the students.” 

Guillermo Medina,
Principal, Columbine Elementary, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, Colorado

“As a person who is always engaged in inclusion work, whether it be in my job or in my life; sometimes we need to be reminded to take care of ourselves. This survey helped me to refocus on how I give of myself. I don’t have to give myself away. I was able to take a breath for my sake! Still carrying my torch!”

Phyllis Breland
Director of Diversity and Inclusion.
Hamilton College, Clinton, New York