Our Vision

Our vision is of a world where everyone is inspired, where their knowledge and understanding are enriched and where they are engaged in society and its future through questioning and thoughtful discussion.

Our Mission

Here at Keep on Questioning we believe curiosity can lead to a better world. Our mission is to inspire, engage and educate the public by connecting them with professionals and experts.

Keep on Questioning is a project of the Center for Transformative Action (CTA). The Center for Transformative Action is an independent 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization affiliated with Cornell University. The goal of Keep on Questioning is to provide everyone the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues of public interest with professionals and experts. Keep on Questioning delivers programs based on the principle that greater understanding can be achieved through the freedom to ask questions, consider informed answers and express viewpoints. We believe the contribution and participation of informed citizens is essential to an effective democratic society that works towards improving the lives of its people.

To achieve this Keep on Questioning will provide opportunities to young people and groups who are disadvantaged from engaging with professionals or public affairs by barriers such as geography, economics, age, gender, language or social group. Through interactions with professionals, Keep on Questioning aims to address stereotypes and raise awareness of diversity and career opportunities for young people.

Our Values

 

Curiosity

We will explore a wide range of issues and be willing to go wherever the questions lead.

Expertise

We will provide access to expert opinion and knowledge to enrich the understanding of everyone. We will seek the advice of experts in formulating our strategies and delivering our programs.

Equity

We believe in equity and will strive to reduce inequity through our work.

Diversity

Our modern society is diverse and we believe richer because of that. We will aim to ensure that our work and activities represent this diversity and prevent discrimination.

Innovation

We are constantly seeking ways to improve and provide more effective means of communication, dialogue and discussion.

Safety

Creating a safe environment where people feel free to expresses themselves without the fear of intrusion or abuse is paramount. We will ensure that our staff and members of the public involved in our programs are provided safe environments to work and converse.

Freedom of speech

We believe that everyone has the right to free speech, within the confines of the law, and this encompasses the right to ask questions and receive answers as well as express opinions. We will continually strive to ensure this right is not infringed by censorship in any of our programs.

Openness

We are committed to transparency and openness in our work and promote these values to everyone participating in the programs we deliver.