Why Durga ~
We chose this beautiful symbol as she represents our vision of ending slavery through the collaboration of multiple forces. Durga is considered the supreme mother Goddess in a variety cultures and is believed to be the power behind the work of creation.
Another meaning of “Durga” is “Durgatinashini,” which literally translates into “the one who eliminates sufferings.” She protects humanity from the evils of the world and at the same time removes miseries. She was created by multiple divine entities who realized alone they could not end human suffering but together but they could if they worked together by equipping this Goddess with one of their powers. She is often seen on a tiger or lion and has eight or ten arms holding the multiple tools gifted her by the various Gods.
Why The Tree ~
It is our hope that our foundation, as with the tree, brings life and hope to many. As we grow, our resources will branch out to help those in need, providing needed strength, protection, and knowledge.
The tree is symbolic in many cultures and religions, representing strength, protection, and knowledge. The fruit that is given forth brings new life & hope and, when firmly rooted, the branches can stretch far and wide. Our specific image itself is also a visual representation of the globe (within the green), showing our commitment to the global community and freeing those around the world that are still enslaved.