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”
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.
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.
Subscribe to receive one Power of Difference quote/tip/insight each week and one monthly update on the work of, and opportunities through, The Sum
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Crystal Byrd Farmer
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.”
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!”
Director of Diversity and Inclusion.
Hamilton College, Clinton, New York