Purpose and Strategy
We believe that our democracy is not something we have, but something we live.
We believe that vibrant, inclusive, authentic dialogue among people of all backgrounds is the heartbeat of a healthy democracy; it is essential in giving voice to those in society's margins, and critical in developing a culture of participation and collaboration.
During an era of chronic opposition and division, we are committed to helping provide a variety of opportunities to come together as neighbors, and create relationship around the sharing of experiences and the civil exchange of ideas. Our programs and events serve as seed-beds for cultivating, demonstrating, and celebrating our fundamental connectedness.
And we believe that this crucial and timely task, when carried out through an ongoing array of inspiring events, should make for an enjoyable time.
"Realizing our connectedness..."
– Walter Capps
The Lois & Walter Capps Project honors the legacies of two individuals whose shared dedication to the advancement of a humane and enlightened society, the enrichment of civic culture, and service to community spans five decades.