Meaningful change requires a long-standing commitment to creating new cultural standards.
Trauma decontextualized in a family looks like family traits.
Trauma decontextualized in people looks like culture.
Not everything that is faced can be changed,
but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
~ James Baldwin
Our work is practiced in solidarity with movements for collective liberation. We strive to dismantle the global system of white supremacy and intersecting systems of dominance in all that we do.
We prioritize relationship-building and community resilience. We believe in the humanity and transformative capacity of all people.
Honest communication and authentic engagement is central to our work. We work to facilitate spaces where we can be ourselves, and hold each other accountable for harmful behavior.
We stretch beyond our comfort zones to transform patterns of white supremacy. We embrace the transformation that is made possible by discomfort.
We practice atonement to communities of color/culture through wealth redistribution, and by following the leadership of those most impacted by systemic harm. We develop relationships with Black, Indigenous and Peoples of Color that are rooted in trust and accountability.
We create trauma informed learning spaces for people to engage in the healing necessary for collective liberation. For bodies of culture this often means healing racial trauma and the impacts of internalized oppression. For white people, this means healing patterns of dominance, whiteness, internalized superiority, addressing personal trauma, and learning to become embodied heart centered allies.
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