To create a loving and joyful space where our increasingly diverse community can meet on just terms for the purpose of healing our relationships to the land, each other, and ourselves.
We seek to uphold and promote the following values within our organization and within the broader community:
Co-Creation - We seek to co-create our programming with our community and to directly engage those being served in the design of our work.
Commitment to Equity & Embracing Diversity - We know that we are stronger together. We recognize historical inequities and seek to amplify the voices of those most impacted by systemic issues.
Radical Honesty - We strive to say how we feel in loving and compassionate ways to encourage meaningful dialogue about real time emotions and needs.
Change Versus Charity - We seek to address root causes to systemic problems.
Direct and Non-Violent Communication - We believe that we all share the same, basic human needs, and we communicate to meet these basic needs with the assumption that we are all compassionate individuals.
Compassionate, Active, Listening - We strive to listen to understand rather than to react.
Understanding and Recognizing Impact v. Intention - We assume good intentions in others and also recognize the impact of our words and actions regardless of our intention.
Drop Egos - We are committed to positive outcomes instead of being attached to ownership of ideas.
Humor & Lightness - We incorporate fun and humor into our work.
Failing Fast & Learning - We believe that mistakes are inevitable and important as we learn and grow.