About Stars

Mission Statement

The purpose of S.T.A.R.S. is to facilitate discussion about diversity and all isms (sexism, classism, heterosexism, ethnocentrism etc.) with an emphasis on racial issues. We aim to raise awareness about social justice, and promote racial harmony. Our job is to create a safe, non-threatening environment to allow participants to feel comfortable to express their feelings. Our guiding principle is based on the principle "Each One Teach One."

About STARS:
-Founded in 1988 by Dr. Sheila Williams and Louise Annarino
-Started as a class called START
-Designs and coordinates peer-to-peer diversity training
-STARS has won numerous award (including: Social Justice Innovation Award, any many others) 
-Partners with other social justice organizations
- Created “We’re a Culture Not a Costume” poster campaign sparking a national conversation on racially insensitive halloween costumeshttp://www.cnn.com/2011/10/26/living/halloween-ethnic-costumes/index.htmlhttp://www.cnn.com/2011/10/26/living/halloween-ethnic-costumes/index.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1