A Message from our Executive Director

The Frazer Center, in one word, is Inclusion. It is what we do. It is what we value. It is our vision for the world. It is the polar opposite of the hate, the division, the prejudice, and the violence on display recently in Charlottesville, Virginia.

We cannot stand for inclusion without standing against injustice and discrimination. A person can never be fully included in our society or share their unique gifts with the world as long as attitudes, systems, and implicit bias treat them as “less than.”

Frazer Center stands for the inclusion of people with disabilities. We also stand for the full inclusion of people of every race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or age. While it is important for us to state this clearly, it is even more important for us to live it. That means truly listening to another’s experience, and asking how we can support them. It means being vulnerable to discovering new truths about ourselves, and then, as Gandhi said, “being the change we wish to see in the world.”

Inclusion is not about tolerance of people with different experiences than our own. Inclusion goes so much further, meaning that we engage in relationship and respectful dialogue to learn and grow from one another and to work together for a world that values all people. It is not easy work, and we make mistakes. But it is imperative that we do not give up.

The Frazer Center and each of us who work here have been called to the work of inclusion. In the face of unease and sadness after the events in Charlottesville, I continue to hear laughter in our classrooms and hallways. Our staff is committed to providing a safe, welcoming place for all those we serve, and for one another.

Peace and blessings,

Paige McKay Kubik, Executive Director

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits has urged all Georgia nonprofits to demonstrate their solidarity in standing against racism. Here is a link to a statement from the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and its President & CEO, Karen Beavor.

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