Social Equity & Justice
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Amplify. Educate. Inspire.
Random Acts is, and always has been, committed to conquering the world through kindness. Kindness begins with the respect and celebration of each human being, and with equal protection, support, and opportunities for all. But that is only the beginning.
As we began developing this statement of support for racial equality, we at Random Acts quickly realized that we did not want to simply offer our supporters a confirmation of our position that, “we believe racism is bad and Black lives matter.” Those are both true, of course! But actions speak louder than words. We want to go beyond hollow, performative declarations or simple reassurance that we support what should be the baseline of human decency. We believe this is an opportunity to not only reaffirm our commitment to equality, but to empower our global community to cultivate a culture that is kind, just, and equal.
Kindness is not meek. Kindness has a spine. It takes courage to make change, especially when that change is packaged in steeped traditions and raw emotions. Being kind also means doing (and encouraging) the uncomfortable work of looking inward. We must identify opportunities to grow, and take meaningful action to make sure we are “walking the walk,” not just “talking the talk.” Being kind means taking a stand and being willing to wade into controversy. Kindness always has a ripple effect — and sometimes, it makes waves.
This page is dedicated to that mission. Our intention is to educate on issues of social equality and justice. To amplify the voices of the marginalized, and of those who are helping affect change. To inspire Random Acts supporters to create a better world through kindness.
Let’s make some waves together.
News and Additional Resources
Providing Food and Support for a Victim of Gender Violence and Systemic Inequity
Random Acts Argentina Regional Representative Macarena Acosta donated a month's worth of food to Anahí, a migrant trans woman and victim of gender violence in Argentina.
#GetKind Safety and Disabilities Testimonials
As part of our #GetKind theme of safety for the months of May and June, we wanted to share some of our experiences of creating safer places for disabled people. All of these are personal stories of dealing with disabilities, whether our own disabilities or...
Juneteenth Observation and Importance
Part of being a kindness organization requires educating ourselves and sharing what we learn. Acknowledging important historical events and how they still impact today’s world are essential for making positive change in the world. The history of slavery is at the...
#GetKind Safety: Advocating for Accessibility
Accessibility and inclusivity make the world a safer place for all of us. Furthermore, accessibility matters all of the time, not just during global crises
The Culture Behind Indigenous Food Insecurity
“Food is a gift from the Creator; in this respect, the right to food is sacred and cannot be constrained or recalled by colonial laws, policies, and institutions. Indigenous food sovereignty is fundamentally achieved by upholding our sacred responsibility to...
Why Equality Cannot Exist Without Equity
Notice that none of the above examples require taking from the group with fewer needs. Equity instead just means meeting needs in order to (hopefully) access equal outcome or opportunities.
Partners in Kindness
We could not have completed nearly as many acts of kindness over the last ten years if it were not for the generous businesses and organizations that have partnered with us. Partnerships play a critical role in funding our work, and we love having the opportunity...
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020
On October 17, 1987, more than 100,000 people assembled at the Trocadéro in Paris, France. The group wanted to draw attention to the number of fellow humans suffering because of poverty, violence, and hunger. The gathering became an annual tradition, with the goal...
Why “Niceness” Will Not Do
The Random Acts writing team is tackling some tough issues. Today, we want to make an important distinction between niceness and kindness.
Hiring Bias: What’s in a name?
What’s In A Name Behind every name is a unique story. The world is full of nicknames, legal names, matronymic names, chosen names, and more. A name may have been passed down for generations or may translate to “bringer of happiness.” But, what if your name was...