Project Stone Catcher is a new area of leadership development for FLNSD. Its focus is to provide opportunities for nonprofit leaders to develop the skills and understanding necessary to lead nonprofit organizations in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion and to advance social justice issues for the broader community. In alignment with our mission, Project Stone Catcher will build a community of stone catchers who trust each other, offer support to one another and provide safe space for exploration and discussion of issues that have historically been difficult to discuss.
The name of this effort is inspired by Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative. Stevenson calls upon those with power and privilege to catch stones – to stand between those who “cast stones” and those who are daily injured by a politics of hate and violence. Thus, to be anti-racist, to be an accomplice in advancing social justice, requires one to be a stone catcher.
Current programming includes:
Crossroads and Turning Points
Film Screening and Leadership Discussion with Executive Producer Scott Budnick
Date and Time TBD
Media Arts Center
Searching for the Heart of Social Justice in Hallowed and Sacred Spaces
September 27-30, 2020
Montgomery and Selma, Alabama