Defining US uses the power of real stories to create pathways for understanding on tough to talk about topics. When we watch, and share personal stories, we learn to see ourselves in each other and to build the skills that define our humanity: empathy, respect, vulnerability, compassion, connection, acceptance, and more. Talking about the social and emotional issues that both define and divide us is the first step in creating positive social change.
We encourage you to use the stories below to get the conversation started. Each personal narrative takes less than five minutes to watch, but can spark hours of internal discovery and conversation by using the corresponding open-ended written prompts about race, equity, inclusion, and justice in America. See our Facilitator Guide