Or project and our founder, Jaime Chismar, got a lovely write-up on our fourth anniversary in our local paper, the Sun-Sailor.
“I really do believe in the word ‘all.’ In theory, yes, I would love to see it be nonpartisan, but unfortunately the way our politics are in our country, being welcoming to all has become partisan. It wasn’t always that way, and it doesn’t have to be that way.”
She referenced a quote by astrophysicist Carl Sagan about a photograph from space depicting a far-off Earth.
“To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known,” Sagan said.
Chismar reflected, “All Are Welcome Here isn’t just about humans being better to each other. We have a lot to figure out. But it’s also how we can be better as a species. ... We have nowhere else to go. This is our home. We have to make it more welcoming or we’re not going to survive.”
“It doesn’t necessarily reflect everyone’s experience, but it’s an ideal we can all work toward to make our world more just and equitable” Chismar said.
Here's a link to the full story: https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_sailor/community/stlouispark/st-louis-park-designers-all-are-welcome-here-enterprise-has-worldwide-impact/article_7a04d92e-23aa-11eb-b093-3f7e3930cfe5.html