A documentary short film by Jason Cohen


The Forgiveness Project The Forgiveness Project uses personal stories of victims and perpetrators of crime and violence to explore how ideas around forgiveness, reconciliation and conflict resolution can be used to impact positively on people’s lives.

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBT acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) GLSEN is a leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. It works with students, parents, and teachers to try and affect positive change in schools.

Greater Good Science Center Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the Center studies the psychology, sociology and neuroscience of well-being; highlights groundbreaking scientific research on empathy, forgiveness, compassion and mindfulness; and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient and compassionate society.

International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) The IIRP is a private standalone accredited graduate school in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It works with licensees and affiliates around the world and is an integral part of a large worldwide movement of scholars, policy-makers and practitioners advancing the fields of restorative justice and, more broadly, restorative practices.

Not In Our Town Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. Not In Our Town films, new media, and organizing tools help local leaders build vibrant, diverse cities and towns, where everyone can participate.

Museum of Tolerance The Museum of Tolerance (MOT) is the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an internationally renowned human rights organization. The only museum of its kind in the world, the MOT challenges visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in the world today. Among the innovative experiences, visitors are invited every day to hear live personal testimonies from speakers such as Holocaust survivors, former hate crime perpetrators, and civil rights icons, offering a chance to engage with those who bear witness to history and whose stories inform and inspire.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

Queerly Elementary Queerly Elementary works with school communities to increase their capacity to embrace LGBTQ diversity and may assist with supporting discussions or identifying local facilitators.

Self-Compassion Developed by Kristin Neff, Ph.D., a pioneer in self-compassion research, this site provides information about self-compassion, a self-compassion test, exercises, guided meditations, video and audio resources.

Southern Poverty Law Center The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the Center works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

Sustained Dialogue Campus Network The mission of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, an initiative of the Sustained Dialogue Institute, is to develop everyday leaders who engage differences as strengths to improve campuses, workplaces, and communities.

The Tomkins Institute The Tomkins Institute: Applied Studies in Motivation, Emotion and Cognition exists to study, extend, apply and teach Silvan Tomkins’s powerful Human Being Theory. An understanding of innate affect, script and shame is a powerful tool for promoting reconciliation and healing.

The Trevor Project Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

Tutu Global Forgiveness Challenge A project of Human Journey, The Forgiveness Challenge was developed in conjunction with the release of Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu’s The Book of Forgiving. The Challenge provides 30 daily inspirational emails and practices to help users cultivate forgiveness.

YMCA of the USA The YMCA knows that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, every day YMCAs work side by side with their neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

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