Progressive minds of various backgrounds and persuasions converge to become a force for change, even in the midst of a down economy. Progressive minds refuse to engage in ethnocentrism, which perpetuates negative stereotypes of other ethnic groups. Instead of tearing down the image of other groups, progressive minds elect to become a force for change by helping others build up their self image and create opportunities for unity of purpose. Progressive minds are emissaries of diversity; they break down barriers and bridge existing gaps among groups by encouraging effective communication and insisting on respectful dialogue . Progressive minds take the lead in helping others regain their sense of dignity in life by volunteering and participating in worthy causes, such as Run For The Hungry and Breast Cancer Awareness drives.
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