BriteHeart’s mission is to engage, connect and empower citizens for positive change through arts-driven civic participation and voter registration.

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BriteHeart Declaration

One thing we might all agree upon is the universal human need to be seen, heard, and understood. It takes courage to think independently, speak plainly, and listen compassionately. We believe freedom of speech implies freedom of thought. To be free in one’s thoughts, one must pay attention, and do the joyous and necessary work of civic engagement.

It is easy to become overwhelmed by the burden of responsibility that comes with freedom. There are many factions seeking to claim us and divide us whether on social media, in the news, in the current President’s voracious inclination to tweet, or in our everyday conversations with people we know and love. Sometimes it seems everybody has an opinion and nobody knows what to do.

What we do know is that in times of great transition, certain elemental truths remain a bedrock — the importance of community and peaceful assembly, the relief of a compassionate ear, the strength of our stories to uphold and guide us, and the need for a safe space wherein this can all exist, online and in our neighborhoods, starting with Nashville where we are firmly and proudly rooted, and extending throughout Tennessee to all of our great United States.

BriteHeart works to provide this meeting place of connection and engagement, geographically and virtually, through inclusive landing spaces dedicated to the empowerment of each and every one of us to affect change with our votes, our voices, our feet on the ground and our hearts engaged in the work of justice.

We declare our unwavering dedication to liberty, equality and civil rights and to the Republic for which it stands. We endeavor to remember, honor, and respect, in action and in word, who we are and from where we came, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability. We celebrate and empower engaged, committed citizenship and patriotism and the character to demand a government worthy of our founding principles and our courageous people.

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Photos by Heather LeRoy