To build relationships between people who are somewhat unlike each other, and to regularly diminish inequities related to isms and phobias, which frees the mind to think broadly, giving people access to more of what brings innovative ideas into the workplace. Liberty resides in a place where people are free to be.
“I believe that you have to create discomfort in order for there to be change.”
— J.C. Faulk, Founder
We fundamentally seek to change how people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds interact with one another, to give them tools to change and sustain their relationships.
Circles of Voices, LLC creates customized designs for corporations, government agencies, universities, non-profits, and other organizations. Based upon client needs, Circles of Voices, LLC facilitates workshops, focus groups, team building exercises or keynote speeches in order to combat racism, bias, and prejudice.
Warm, gentle, loving people are at the core of our activist diversity and inclusion initiatives. They are the most important, and not systemic structures. They desire recognition and to be seen and valued. Until the voices at the edge have been brought to the center, we have failed.
Circles of Voices, LLC is fueled by the belief that until the least heard of us is cared for, and until all reasonable voices are attended to, none of us can be free or absolved of being responsible for the inequities in our communities and workplaces.
It is our intention to build relationships across our silos. We want people who infrequently share spaces to know one another, to be connected, with a common desire to make of our world what it could be.
This work grows a body of people, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, from varied socioeconomic backgrounds, classes, occupations and ages, who are like-minded about transforming our world into a more peaceful, equitable place.
We create a synergy that continuously infuses a sense of bonding across difference, which can be called upon in times of great strife and intermittent social unrest. We are facing those times at this moment.
It is an energy that can drive our day-to-day interactions, to ensure that we create systemic structures that care for all of us, and guard against making the same mistakes over and over again.