The forces of intolerance and bigotry are on the rise both here and abroad. Much of the world today remains deeply divided by race, nationality, faith, and politics. Too many people — world leaders and citizens alike — think in terms of "us" and "them," and all too often people are automatically threatened by something that is "different."
The Red Trunk Project cultural initiativeRed Trunk ProjectRespect Every Difference
Red Trunk Project provides children from around the world with in-depth, hands-on insights to other cultures, thereby replacing divisiveness, hatred, and violence with inclusiveness, tolerance, and a shared understanding of one another. By opening young hearts and minds to cultures which differ from their own — often from distant parts of the world that they might not ever travel to themselves — Red Trunk Project connects children with one another in rich and meaningful ways.
In the first year, Red Trunk Project will focus on testing trunks filled with the cultures of our pilot locations:
The Red Trunk Project cultural initiative will prepare our children to better understand and empathize with their fellow citizens from around the globe. By introducing today's children to cultures other than their own, Red Trunk Project sparks a global dialogue based on the need to Respect Every Difference (the inspiration behind the color of the trunks), and thus laying the groundwork for a brighter, more inclusive future.