Interpersonal Othering & Belonging (Fostering Belonging Individually and Structurally series)

This is the second of three videos in the Fostering Belonging Individually and Structurally series. John Sarrouf of the organization Essential Partners asks: Why does belonging matter? How do we as bridge builders create spaces of real belonging? Sarrouf shares possible solutions through trust-building, shared conversations, and examinations of our individual complexities.

This training series is part of #BelongingBeginswithUS, a campaign dedicated to fostering a more welcoming nation where everyone–regardless of their background–can belong. The campaign was developed by the Ad Council and supported by a broad coalition of organizations all working to foster a spirit of belonging across the U.S. Learn more at

Speaker: John Sarrouf, Co-Executive Director and Director of Program Development, Essential Partners

Connected Communities, Equitable Access