What Is The Acceptance Pledge?
WHY SHOULD I PLEDGE?
When we take a pledge we are holding ourselves accountable. When we make it public, we let others keep us accountable and we inspire them to join us. In pledging acceptance, we are declaring that we want to live in a kinder, more just world, and that we will take an active role in creating it.
I pledge acceptance of myself.
I pledge to celebrate my perfect imperfection,
To listen so that I may understand,
To speak out for what is right,
To follow with curiosity and lead with integrity.
I pledge acceptance of others.
I pledge to celebrate our shared humanity,
To respect the dignity of every individual,
To be generous, compassionate, and kind,
To be accountable to each other.
Everyone has something to learn,
Everyone has something to teach,
Everyone is someone.
TAKE THE PLEDGE
Now that you’ve taken the pledge, it’s time to live up to and lean into the goals you’ve set.
First, save/share/post/print the pledge so you can stay on track and help others who want to pledge too.
Next, it’s time to activate. Find the people and organizations working for the goals and ideals in the pledge that speak the most to you and get in touch. Learn about the work that’s been done already, the plans being made, and ask how you can make an impact.
Build and grow your community by updating your stories and social media with #IPledgeAcceptance and #EveryoneIsSomeone so we can all learn, share, and live out this pledge together.