InterFaith Works

Community Wide Dialogue to End Racism – Starting Small Program

Established in 2000, Starting Small operates through Seeds of Peace, which are weekly dialogue and action clubs in each Syracuse high school where native and non-native born Syracuse high school students work together on peace-building projects in schools and communities; and the School Exchange, which brings together diverse youth from elementary, middle, and high schools in Syracuse and in Onondaga, Madison, and Oswego Counties. The Program creates a safe space for dialogue about structural racism; learning conflict resolution skills; building alliances; and breaking down stereotypes.