'YOU HAVE TO HAVE HOPE, YOU HAVE TO BE OPTIMISTIC

IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD."

-John Lewis 

THE MISSION

SMART’s mission is to build and promote awareness, solutions, and leadership for racial justice by generating transformative ideas, information, and experiences. We define racial justice as the systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all and we work to advance racial justice through media, research, and leadership.

We will fight for new systems of peace enforcement, for the expansion of the voting power of people of color, and for the economic empowerment of all those for whom it has been denied, utilizing all our creative powers: art and technology, inspiration and education. We will find the ways in which these issues converge to create new power, new opportunities and a new sense of freedom for everyone.

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THE VISION

SMART envisions communities in a world in which people of color all can live, create, share and enjoy resources and relationships equitably, rejecting the notion that a culture intended to provide new opportunities for spiritual, political and economic freedom could be born out of the subjugation and labors of people systemically denied these opportunities releasing individual potential, embracing collective responsibility and generating prosperity. We strive to be a leading values-driven social justice enterprise where the culture and commitment created by our multi-racial and diverse group supports individual, communal and organizational excellence and sustainability.

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