Scooch over First Lady. Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation is challenging everyone to be kind for 21 days, and the City of West Hollywood is co-sponsoring a panel discussion around the idea. The discussion is taking place on Tuesday, August 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
The Born This Way Foundation is challenging people to be kind to themselves and to their communities every day from September 1 to September 21. The city of West Hollywood is aiming to host an evening of hope and inspiration. It will featuring a conversation with actress and advocate Monique Coleman, The Mighty’s mental health editor Sarah Schuster, Born This Way Foundation president and co-founder Cynthia Germanotta, and Channel Kindness reporter Elissa Lee speaking about the power and potential of kindness.
Sign up for the 21 Days to Be Kind Challenge here to get the information you need to get started – including awesome suggestions for how to be kind from Born This Way Co-Founder Lady Gaga and some amazing partners. Then share kind acts on social media with the hashtag #BeKind21, and be entered to win two tickets to an upcoming Lady Gaga show. The challenge is to make kindness – to ourselves and to our communities – a habit by practicing an act of kindness each day.
According to Born This Way Foundation, now more than ever, we need to prioritize the wellness of our own minds and bodies and of our communities. We need to transform the way we care for ourselves and to strengthen the bonds that hold us together – one human to another. Science says, doing something for 21 consecutive days helps turn it into a habit. That’s why Born This Way Foundation is inviting you to join our 21 Days To Be Kind challenge, to hopefully make it a habit to put kindness into action and fostering a culture of compassion and wellness in the process. Can’t start on September 1st? That’s ok! Just start your 21 days anytime before September 21st.
“Kindness is so important. It’s at the root of the City of West Hollywood’s core values, which include Respect and Support for People,” said West Hollywood Councilmember John Heilman. “Particularly now, as we experience so much unkind behavior and rhetoric in our national political life, this event will highlight the Born This Way Foundation’s uplifting work. I hope this inspires people in the community to be kind to one another.”
Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, the Born This Way Foundation was founded in 2012 to support the wellness of young people and empower them to create a kinder and braver world. To achieve these goals, Born This Way Foundation leverages evidence-based programming and authentic partnerships in order to provide young people with kinder communities and improved mental health resources.
The 21 Days to Be Kind panel discussion hosted by the City of West Hollywood is free, but seating is limited. RSVP at www.eventbrite.com/e/21-days-to-be-kind-kickoff-event-tickets-49290174238.
For more information about the Born This Way Foundation’s upcoming 21 Days to Be Kind panel discussion, please call the West Hollywood City Council offices at West Hollywood City Hall at (323) 848-6460.