New Snapshots Video: Images of Grace

When someone is unemployed, homeless, or carries a criminal record, do we listen and learn their lived experiences, or do we bring biases and judgments to our work?

In this humbling and reflective talk, Rod Jones, president and CEO of Alliance for Strong Families and Communities member Grace Hill Settlement House, describes a powerful photography project and how it helped him to identify and move beyond his own judgments.

Grace Hill’s Images of Grace project provides 20 families with cameras each year and asks them to capture their community through their own lens. The photographs depict the beauty and adversity of their St. Louis neighborhoods.

All the Alliance Snapshots, TED Talk-inspired presentations that took place at the 2015 Alliance National Conference, will hopefully move you to take action and incorporate new and transformational ideas within your organization and community.

Learn from Jones, who says, "When we can suspend judgment and learn the lived experiences of our neighbors, it is then and only then, that we can come up with correct solutions that solve root problems, not symptoms."

Watch Images of Grace and other 2015 Alliance Snapshots videos online.

Contact Alyssa Bokelman, knowledge, leadership, and innovation operations associate at the Alliance, at 414-359-6559.

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