Social Equity & Justice
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. In recent days, we have been evaluating how to use this moment mindfully, in a way where we and our supporters can truly make a difference together. 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.
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News and Additional Resources
Part of being a kindness organization requires educating ourselves and sharing what we learn. Acknowledging...
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
“Food is a gift from the Creator; in this respect, the right to food is sacred and cannot be constrained or...
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.
We could not have completed nearly as many acts of kindness over the last ten years if it were not for the generous...
On October 17, 1987, more than 100,000 people assembled at the Trocadéro in Paris, France. The group wanted to draw...
The Random Acts writing team is tackling some tough issues. Today, we want to make an important distinction between niceness and kindness.
WHAT’S IN A NAME Behind every name is a unique story. The world is full of nicknames, legal names, matronymic...
We at Random Acts are always proud and inspired by the work done by Giles Duley and the Legacy of War Foundation....
From the First Brick at Stonewall to Current Marches: How Trans BIPOC Shape (and are left out of) the Fight Against Police Brutality
Now, as during the Stonewall Riots, BIPOC transgender and gender nonconforming people are more at risk for police brutality, yet are often overlooked by the mainstream conversation. Now is our time to make the decision to make a change.