At the heart of our work lies praxis—the practice of reflection and action—engaging new ideas and posing questions for which we don't have an answer, being comfortable with the discomfort of not knowing, and challenging ourselves to be active learners and agents of change. Our work also requires the ongoing unveiling of a changing reality for the purpose of deeper understanding of the self and the environment in which we live. We hope to inspire others to do their own work, to begin their own practice, and to build a community of committed people who will work side-by-side for social change.
We Commit to...
- Embodying and advancing social justice for the purpose of individual and collective liberation
- Working in a manner that is compassionate and in enduring solidarity
- Engaging in liberatory praxis, a repeating cycle of reflection and courageous action
- The rights of individuals and communities to self-determination
- The intrinsic interdependent and interconnected nature of individuals and communities
- A collective effort toward a truly just, sustainable, and equitable society is dependent upon personal liberation
- Personal liberation requires radical presence and truth; welcoming our whole self in any given moment, thereby creating the space for others to do the same
- We cannot collectively dismantle racism and oppressive systems in the world, without simultaneously doing the work to dismantle the ways that we have internalized those very systems
- Societal liberation can only occur when we seek collective freedom with and for our communities who are systemically marginalized by structural oppression
- Liberation requires an understanding that that we must do our own internal work and that we are all collectively bound together